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SubjectRe: khttpd rotten?
"David S. Miller" wrote:
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> From: john slee <indigoid@higherplane.net>
> Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 21:40:09 +1000
>
> tux is more an application than an interface or mechanism. applications
> historically haven't been distributed as part of the main kernel tree.
>
> Arguable nfsd is an application.
>
> Providing a direct in-kernel link between the page cache and providing
> content (be it HTTP, FTP, NFS files, whatever) over sockets is a very
> powerful concept.

We want to expose all the zerocopy infrastructure to
userspace so all relevant applications can benefit.

The concern with moving one (major) application into the
kernel is that this will weaken the testing/motivation to get
zerocopy, aio and sophisticated notifications working well
for userspace.

Everyone who cares will end up implementing things as
TUX modules.

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