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

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 :-)

(i think Pavel raised this issue before.)

Ingo

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