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    SubjectRe: Is sendfile all that sexy?
    On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Sasi Peter wrote:

    > On 14 Jan 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >
    > > The only obvious use for it is file serving, and as high-performance
    > > file serving tends to end up as a kernel module in the end anyway (the
    > > only hold-out is samba, and that's been discussed too), "sendfile()"
    > > really is more a proof of concept than anything else.
    >
    > No plans for samba to use sendfile? Even better make it a tux-like module?
    > (that would enable Netware-Linux like performance with the standard
    > kernel... would be cool afterall ;)

    AIUI, Jeff Merkey was working on loading "userspace" apps into the kernel
    to tackle this sort of problem generically. I don't know if he's tried it
    with Samba - the forking would probably be a problem...


    James.

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