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SubjectRe: [PLEASE-TESTME] Zerocopy networking patch, 2.4.0-1
In article <200101080124.RAA08134@pizda.ninka.net> you wrote:

> I've put a patch up for testing on the kernel.org mirrors:
>
> /pub/linux/kernel/people/davem/zerocopy-2.4.0-1.diff.gz
>
> It provides a framework for zerocopy transmits and delayed
> receive fragment coalescing. TUX-1.01 uses this framework.

Hi Dave,

don't you think the writepage file operation is rather hackish?
I'd much prefer Ben La Haise's rw_kiovec [1] operation, it is more
generic (supports read and write) and should be easily usable for
zerocopy networking with plain old write (using map_user_kio).
Besides that the FS crew thinks it should go in soon because of
aio anyway...

Christoph


[1] for those that don't know yet, the prototype is:

rw_kiovec(struct file * filp, int rw, int nr,
struct kiobuf ** kiovec, int flags,
size_t size, loff_t pos);
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