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SubjectRe: [PLEASE-TESTME] Zerocopy networking patch, 2.4.0-1
On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> :-) I think sendfile() should also have its logical extensions:
> receivefile(). I dont know how the HPUX implementation works, but in
> Linux, right now it's only possible to sendfile() from a file to a socket.
> The logical extension of this is to allow socket->file IO and file->file,
> socket->socket IO as well. (the later one could be interesting for things
> like web proxies.)

Just extend sendfile to allow any fd to any fd. sendfile already does
file->socket and file->file. It only needs to be extended to do
socket->file.

-Dan

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