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    I’m quite interested in this topic but I feel like the article was lacking in substance, like so many of the recent nginx PR pieces. The only sentence that I found of interest is: “Without any modification required, NGINX can use the sendfile system call together with the aio_read system call. Together the calls avoid blocking on disk I/O, leading to outstanding performance.”

    I’ve heard linux has poor aio so it’s interesting to see what people do with aio support on platforms where it’s well supported.