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asynchronous input/output (AIO)

Asynchronous Input/Output (AIO) is one of two basic modes of operation for a given input/output stream. The other is Synchronous

Input/Output. In asynchronous operation, the physical input/output changes are not necessarily synchronous with the program states. For example, in asynchronous operation, text can be entered from the keyboard and not immediately shown on the display but stored in a buffer. During output, data can be buffered and transferred to a memory together.

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Englisch: asynchronous input/output - AIO
Updated at: 19.06.2011
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