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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

    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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