Re: Streams TCP/IP


HO (mtune!whuts!paul@RUTGERS.EDU)
29 Jul 87 19:19:10 GMT


In article <In article <649@houxa.UUCP>, In article <649@houxa.UUCP>, mel1@houxa.UUCP (M.HAAS) writes:

> Would someone please post a summary of reasons why use of Streams is
> an advantage. Is this just another sales-hype buzzword? or is there
> a reason Streams is better? than sockets? than psudo-sockets? or
> select? Does the end user see any advantage? faster response? less
> CPU waste? what? Does anyone have some before & after figures on
> drivers that were converted to Streams? Please share them with us.

Chapter 10 of the Bach book (The Design of the UNIX Operating System) has
a pretty good discussion and description on STREAMS. Also, Bach and
others have also written some papers on the SVR3 STREAMS implementation,
which differs slightly from the Research STREAMS.

        Paul Ho



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