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SubjectRe: Is sendfile all that sexy?


On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Pavel Machek wrote:

> > TWO observations:
> > - Given Linux's non-pre-emptability of the kernel i get the feeling that
> > sendfile could starve other user space programs. Imagine trying to send a
> > 1Gig file on 10Mbps pipe in one shot.
>
> Hehe, try sigkilling process doing that transfer. Last time I tried it
> it did not work.

From Alexey's response: it does get descheduled possibly every sndbuf
send. So you should be able to sneak that sigkill.

cheers,
jamal

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