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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] dynamic pipe resizing

On Aug 24 2007 10:52, Jens Axboe wrote:
>Hi,
>
>Dabbling around with splice a bit, I added some code to change the size
>of a pipe. Currently it's hardcoded as 16 pages, with this patch you can
>shrink (if you wanted) or grow (the likely scenario) if you want to
>increase the size of your in-kernel buffer for splice operations.

Wonderful, I just did the same {-.-}
(but then dropped the patch because it did not help my application at all,
so never mind).
>Like with my original splice patches from 2005, I used fcntl()
>F_GETPIPE_SZ and F_SETPIPE_SZ to change the size of the pipe. I'm not
>particularly fond of that interface, so suggestions on how to improve it
>would be appreciated. Even if fcntl() should be the preferred approach,
>I think it would be better to pass in a byte based value instead of a
>number of pages.

And using % pipe->buffers then?


Jan
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