async I/O

async I/O

Post by Colm O'Rega » Sat, 20 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Hi there,

I am trying to set up a database which likes to use asynchronous I/O on
a raw partition (under /dev/rdsk).  However when I query a status
variable in the database, it says that async IO is not enabled in the
operating system.  I wrote a small program to do aioread on the
partition and I find that the aioread call sometimes works and at other
times it gives errno 11: resource temporarily unavailable.

The error tends to happen when an extra ftpd is running but this is not
always the case.  I presume this means that some kernel resource is
being used up when so many processes are running (httpd's + xntpd etc).

Also, even when the aioread fails on the raw disk, it works OK on
/dev/dsk or on an ordinary file.

The server is running Solaris 2.4.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks for listening,


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This system is  43P-140 AIX 4.2.1.x  with PCI 128 port Async. with 2 16 port

I am tring to add tty ports to my ran system.  When I go to to smit

1)smitty tty
2)Add a TTY
3)tty rs232 Asynchronous Terminal
4)sa3 Available 04-05-22 16-Port RAN EIA-232 for 128-Port Adapter

I then get this error message
1800-109 There are currently no additional
SMIT screen entries available fo this
item  This item may require installation of
additional software before it can be accessed.

I have these files loaded

  devices.pci.4f111b00.asw  COMMITTED  PCI 128-Port Asynchronous
  devices.pci.4f111b00.diag  COMMITTED  RISC PC PCI Async 128 Port
  devices.pci.4f111b00.rte  COMMITTED  PCI 128-Port Asynchronous
  devices.pci.4f111b00.rte  COMMITTED  PCI 128-Port Asynchronous COMMITTED CX Common Adapter Software

 I noticed devices.pci.4f111b00.rte is defferent version I
 ibm web site but failed know how to get it to load twice (newbie).

I also notice I have COMMITTED PCI 8-Port
Asynchronous Adapter
Can not uloaded this smit deinstall reports dependents for these

devices.pci.4f111b00.rte  COMMITTED  PCI 128-Port Asynchronous
devices.pci.4f111b00.diag  COMMITTED  RISC PC PCI Async 128 Port

This may be were the problem is.

Thanks for any help,
Lance Adams

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