Subject: Re: upcalls?
To: Ross Harvey <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/09/1999 17:56:07
Ross Harvey <> writes:

> Apparently, some database servers like to have thousands and thousands of
> threads. It's hard to imagine how this would be a good thing for the kernel
> to be aware of.

Specifically, they like to have thousands of threads *which are all
blocked waiting for I/O*.