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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] splice support
Linus Torvalds wrote:

>
>On Wed, 29 Mar 2006, Andrew Morton wrote:
>
>>- splice() take a size_t length. Should it be taking a 64-bit length?
>>
>
>No. You can't splice more than the kernel buffers anyway (ie currently
>PIPE_BUFFERS pages, ie ~64kB, although in theory somebody could use large
>pages for it), so 64-bit would be total overkill.
>
>

But in that case you'll just end up blocking on the pipe won't you? I
think Andrew's talking about the syscall itself, which should be 64-bit
surely.

Hmm, with no "offset" parameter, you cannot splice-sendfile >4GB files...
Or am I going crazy? I see, it uses f_pos. Should it use offsets instead?
I guess you covered this in your earlier sys_splice discussions. I'll do
some research.

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