Does Nginx block on file IO?

Piotr Sikora piotr.sikora at
Mon May 2 09:29:30 MSD 2011


> How is it even related? There is a difference between getting a file
> from disk and serving it to the client from buffer. You can get it
> really fast and block for a very little time but than send it to the
> client very slowly.

It's actually very related, because with event-driven programming, you're 
blocking _all_ worker's clients on the single disk I/O.

Best regards,
Piotr Sikora < piotr.sikora at >

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