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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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