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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.15] Adding kernel-level identd dispatcher

--- Trond Myklebust <>

> Most servers are designed for low latency. A lot of
> them sleep a lot,
> and a fair number of them also go poking around the
> kernel variables
> in /proc (which exists precisely in order to export
> internal kernel
> variables to userspace programs). I'll bet even your
> average Oracle
> database application fits those criteria.
> Echo made sense to move into the kernel because in
> addition to the above
> it is a required feature on all Internet hosts, is
> pretty much stateless
> (and/or depends only on internal IP stack state),
> and needs extra low
> latency because it is designed to be used for timing
> purposes by
> clients.
> The same criteria hardly apply to identd.

If so, then why khttpd _was_ included into kernel?

Edward Chernenko <>

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