[PATCH v3 1/3] POSIX Asynchronous I/O support: aio files

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Jul 18 11:25:00 GMT 2018

On Jul 17 22:26, Mark Geisert wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > I like the name, but what's the background for naming a thread like this?
> > Just curious.  A bit of comment might help to keep it in mind, too :)
> I've now added commentary above the pthread_create() call.  It reads:
>   /* A "vaquita" thread is a temporary pthread created to deliver a signal to
>    * the application.  We don't wait around for the thread to return from the
>    * app.  There's some symbolism here of sending a little creature off to tell
>    * the app something important.  If all the vaquitas end up wiped out in the
>    * wild, a distinct near-term possibility, at least this code remembers them.
>    */
> If all this vaquita stuff is deemed too precious for industrial-grade
> software I can recast this code in more professional terms and wouldn't mind
> doing it.

Nope, keep it.  It's nice.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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