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    SubjectRe: splice() on two pipes
    On Wed, Apr 29 2009, Max Kellermann wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > when I read about the splice() system call, I thought it was obvious
    > that it could copy data between two pipes. I was surprised that this
    > assumption is wrong, it's not possible on 2.6.29, I get EINVAL. Can
    > anybody please explain this limitation?
    >
    > Background: I want to forward data between two subprocesses, which are
    > connected to me with a pipe().
    >
    > I have attached a small test program which prints a table of supported
    > splice operations. Here's the output on 2.6.29.1:
    >
    > in\out pipe sock reg chr
    > pipe no yes yes yes
    > sock no no no no
    > reg yes no no no
    > chr no no no no

    See sys_tee().

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    Jens Axboe



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