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    SubjectRe: [PLEASE-TESTME] Zerocopy networking patch, 2.4.0-1
    On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, David S. Miller wrote:
    > Just extend sendfile to allow any fd to any fd. sendfile already
    > does file->socket and file->file. It only needs to be extended to
    > do socket->file.
    > 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.

    What sort of sendfile() behaviour is defined with select()? Can it be
    asynchronous?

    -Dan

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