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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.


/* Keep these two variables together */
int bar;
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