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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] copyfile: copyfile
    On Tue, 7 September 2004 07:59:11 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Jörn Engel wrote:
    > >
    > > Does that mean that you're ok with the first three patches?
    > No, it means that they weren't fundamentally flawed..

    It's a start...

    > Actually, the 4kB batching one was - if you only max out to using 4kB at a
    > time, sendfile() is kind of pointless, because then it will never do
    > multi-page copies in the first place, and all the complexity at a lower
    > level is worthless..

    Give me a better number. 16k? 1M? Or would it not be fundamentally
    flawed if the unit was seconds, instead of bytes? That makes a lot
    more sense, since a floppy and a Ultra320 RAID array differ slightly
    in speed and it's response time the users actually care about.


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