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SubjectRe: 2.4 sendfile() not doing as manpage promises?
On Sun, Nov 19, 2000 at 01:53:00AM +0100, bert hubert wrote:
: On Sat, Nov 18, 2000 at 03:15:28PM -0800, Dan Hollis wrote:
:
::: In that case, the wording of the manpage needs to be changed, as it
::: implies that 'either or both' of the filedescriptors can be sockets.
::
:: Its quite clear.
::
:: DESCRIPTION
:: This call copies data between file descriptor and another
:: file descriptor or socket. in_fd should be a file
:: descriptor opened for reading. out_fd should be a
:: descriptor opened for writing or a connected socket.
::
:: in_fd must be a file, out_fd can be a file or socket.
:
: My manpages must be outdated then, my manpage is from 1 Dec 1998. Thanks for
: the correction.

The manpage is dated 1 Dec 1998 and reads

DESCRIPTION
This call copies data between one file descriptor and
another. Either or both of these file descriptors may
refer to a socket. in_fd should be a file descriptor
opened for reading and out_fd should be a descriptor
opened for writing.

If that is incorrect, then editing a private copy of the manpage,
as Dan Hollis, or the distributor from whom he got his page,
seems to have done, does not suffice to change the manpage distribution.

(Moreover, the text Dan Hollis quotes is rather strange --
also sockets give one a file descriptor, so the author
of that modified man page did not know what he was talking
about, or was not being precise.)

Andries
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