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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.15] Adding kernel-level identd dispatcher
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    On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 07:48 -0800, Edward Chernenko wrote:
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    > --- Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > 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?

    That has been widely acknowledged as a mistake. You'll note that khttpd
    was removed prior to the release of linux-2.6.0. Nobody misses it.

    Cheers,
    Trond

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