freeBSD 7.0 supports ACE Proactor?

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Thu Sep 18 11:09:24 UTC 2008

Mungyung Ryu wrote:
>  <freebsd-questions at>Hi freeBSD users,
> I've developed couple of server applications on Windows platform with ACE
> Proactor
> and it worked quite well. But, because of the expensive Windows Server,
> I wanna move to Linux or freeBSD.
> Recently, I'm considering to build a server application on freeBSD but the
> important issue
> is whether the freeBSD supports ACE Proactor framework.
> I googled about it and Linux doesn't support it well because Linux doesn't
> support AIO (asynchronous I/O) on socket.
> Moreover, most of the ACE professionals recommend to use Reactor framework
> on Linux.
> My questions is..
> 1. freeBSD supports AIO on socket?


> 2. I can use ACE Proactor on freeBSD 7.0 without any problem? Is it stable?

Probably nobody tried to use it before. I haven't heard about it before
but it looks like it's a IO library. If you can port your code to
libevent ( it would be much better
supported on both FreeBSD and Linux.

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