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SubjectRe: zero-copy read() interface
On Thu, 18 August 2005 16:34:18 -0700, dean gaudet wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Aug 2005, Folkert van Heusden wrote:
> > Doesn't that one also use copying? I've also heard that using mmap is
> > expensive due to pagefaulting. I've found, for example, that copying a
> > 1.3GB file using read/write instead of mmap & memcpy is seconds faster.
> why would you memcpy if you're using mmap()? just write() the mmap()d
> region.

Still unnecessary. Userspace doesn't want to see the data at all, so
it shouldn't. The solution should either be sendfile(2), which Linus
doesn't like much, or the upcoming pipe stuff.


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