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SubjectRe: [PLEASE-TESTME] Zerocopy networking patch, 2.4.0-1
On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Dan Hollis wrote:
> > > This is not what senfile() does, it sends (to a network socket) a
> > > file (from the page cache), nothing more.
> > Ok in any case, it would be nice to have a generic sendfile() which works
> > on any fd's - socket or otherwise.
> it's a bad name in that case. We dont 'send any file' if we in fact are
> receiving a data stream from a socket and writing it into a file :-)

So we should have different system calls just so one can handle socket
and one can handle disk fd? :P

Ok so now will have special case sendfile() for each different kind of
fd's.

To connect socket-socket we can call it electrician() and to connect
pipe-pipe we can call it plumber() [1].

:P :b :P :b

-Dan

[1] Yes, Alex Belits, I know i've now stolen your joke...

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