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Subjectsendfile64() anyone? (was [RESEND] tuning linux for high network performance?)
On Thursday 24 October 2002 06:11, David S. Miller wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-10-23 at 06:42, Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk wrote:
> > As far as I've understood, sendfile() won't do much good with large
> > files. Is this right?
> There is always a benefit to using sendfile(), when you use
> sendfile() the cpu doesn't touch one byte of the data if
> the network card support TX checksumming. The disk DMAs
> to ram, then the net card DMAs from ram. Simple as that.

Are there any plans of implementing sendfile64() or sendfile() support for

(from man 2 sendfile)
ssize_t sendfile(int out_fd, int in_fd, off_t *offset, size_t count);

int main() {
ssize_t s1;
size_t count;
off_t offset;

printf("sizeof ssize_t: %d\n", sizeof s1);
printf("sizeof size_t: %d\n", sizeof count);
printf("sizeof off_t: %d\n", sizeof offset);
return 0;
$ make
$ ./sendfile_test
sizeof ssize_t: 4
sizeof size_t: 4
sizeof off_t: 4

and - when attempting to build this with -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64

[roy@roy-sin micro_httpd-O_DIRECT]$ make sendfile_test
In file included from sendfile_test.c:1:
/usr/include/sys/sendfile.h:26: #error "<sys/sendfile.h> cannot be used with
make: *** [sendfile_test.o] Error 1

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