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SubjectRe: [PLEASE-TESTME] Zerocopy networking patch, 2.4.0-1
Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Stephen Landamore wrote:
>
> > >> Sure. But sendfile is not one of the fundamental UNIX operations...
>
> > > Neither were eg. kernel-based semaphores. So what? Unix wasnt
>
> > Ehh, that's not correct. HP-UX was the first to implement sendfile().
>
> i dont think we disagree. What i was referring to was the 'original' Unix
> idea, the 30 years old one, which did not include sendfile() :-) We never
> claimed that sendfile() first came up in Linux [that would be a blatant
> lie] - and the Linux API itself was indeed influenced by existing
> sendfile()/copyfile() interfaces. (at the time Linus implemented
> sendfile() there already existed several similar interfaces.)
>

y'know our pals have patented it?

http://www.delphion.com/details?pn=US05845280__
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