lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2001]   [Jan]   [24]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    Date
    From
    SubjectRe: Is sendfile all that sexy?
    On Wed, 24 Jan 2001, Sasi Peter wrote:

    > > AIUI, Jeff Merkey was working on loading "userspace" apps into the
    > kernel
    > > to tackle this sort of problem generically. I don't know if he's
    > tried it
    > > with Samba - the forking would probably be a problem...
    >
    > I think, that is not what we need. Once Ingo wrote, that since HTTP
    > serving can also be viewed as a kind of fileserving, it should be
    > possible to create a TUX like module for the same framwork, that serves
    > using the SMB protocol instead of HTTP...

    I must admit I'm a bit sceptical - apart from anything else, Jeff's
    approach allows a bug in the server software to blow the whole OS away,
    instead of just quietly coring! (Or, worse still, trample on some FS
    metadata in RAM... eek!) A TUX module would be a nice idea, although I
    haven't even been able to find a proper TUX web page - Google just gave
    page after page of mailing list archives and discussion about it :-(


    James.

    -
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
    Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

    \
     
     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:22    [W:0.023 / U:1.164 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site