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SubjectRe: Is sendfile all that sexy?
On 14 Jan 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> And no, I don't actually hink that sendfile() is all that hot. It was
> _very_ easy to implement, and can be considered a 5-minute hack to give
> a feature that fit very well in the MM architecture, and that the Apache
> folks had already been using on other architectures.

The current sendfile() has the limitation that it can't read data from
a socket. Would it be another 5-minute hack to remove this limitation, so
you could sendfile between sockets? Now _that_ would be sexy :)


Ben

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