Giant and MPSAFE

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Oct 18 10:04:36 PDT 2004

On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 08:51:51AM +0100, Ben Paley wrote:
> On Sunday 17 October 2004 19:55, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > Some subsystems have not yet been modified so they take advantage of
> > multiple processors.  aio is one of them, and because it interlinks
> > with the network subsystem, if you have it in your kernel you can't
> > make use of smp in the entire network stack.
> >
> > It's unlikely that you really need aio since it's still experimental
> > code, so you can just compile it out of your kernel.
> Thanks - but I can't find 'aio' in my kernel config file at all. What line 
> should I comment out to get rid of it?

options VFS_AIO

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