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SubjectRe: [RFC] Change sendfile header
On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> You're rant is totally inappropinquate because:
> 1 - this is a glibc issue, applications should not include kernel
> headers

Since it's a system call I felt it was at least worth mentioning.

> 2 - there is no sendfile declaration in glibc's <unistd.h>

This is most odd, the system on which I discovered the problem most
definitely says in the man page that it's <unistd.h> Quite honestly it
didn't occur to me to check other systems... And sendfile is defined on
that system in unistd, and works.

> 3 - there _is_ a <sys/sendfile.h> for sendfile(64) in glibc

See above, I just converted an app to use sendfile, that's how this
discussion came up.

> 4 - solaris _does_ have a linux-compatible sendfile now

The only sendfile I found was in libucb and is BSD compatible, there is no
man page. The two Solaris machines are less than a year old, so I'm not
sure what release you mean by "now" and can't check before Monday, as I
have no Solaris machines here.

bill davidsen <>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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