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

On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> Jes has also got hard numbers for the performance advantages of
> jumbograms on some of the networks he's been using, and you ain't
> going to get udp jumbograms through a page-by-page API, ever.

i know the performance advantages of jumbograms (typically when it's over
a local network), it's undisputed. Still i dont see why it should be
impossible to do effective UDP via a single-page interface. Eg. buffering
of outgoing pages could be supported, and MSG_MORE in sendmsg() used to
indicate end of stream. This is why ->writepage() has a 'more' flag (and
tcp_sendpage() has a flag as well).

Ingo

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