Using epoll for blocking operations other than file I/O?

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at
Sun May 13 06:49:37 UTC 2007

On May 12, 2007, at 10:09 PM, EKC wrote:

> P.S., I just noticed 'Gearman' on Should I be using Gearman
> to address this problem?

That'd be an easy way to do it.   Depending on the work load, queue  
and reliability requirements you might want to just have the gearman  
worker insert the email into a database queue (or qmail/postfix/ 
sendmail queue if there's very little or no processing work involved).

  - ask

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