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SubjectRe: [PLEASE-TESTME] Zerocopy networking patch, 2.4.0-1


On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>
> Simple. Because I stated before that I DON'T even want the networking
> to use kiobufs in lower layers. My whole argument is to pass a kiovec
> into the fileop instead of a page, because it makes sense for other
> drivers to use multiple pages, and doesn't hurt networking besides
> the cost of one kiobuf (116k) and the processor cycles for creating
> and destroying it once per sys_sendfile.

Fair enough.

My whole argument against that is that I think kiovec's are incredibly
ugly, and the less I see of them in critical regions, the happier I am.

And that, I have to admit, is really mostly a matter of "taste".

De gustibus non disputandum.

Linus

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