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SubjectRe: [take32 0/10] kevent: Generic event handling mechanism.
Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
> Generic event handling mechanism.
>
> Kevent is a generic subsytem which allows to handle event notifications.
> It supports both level and edge triggered events. It is similar to
> poll/epoll in some cases, but it is more scalable, it is faster and
> allows to work with essentially eny kind of events.
>
> Events are provided into kernel through control syscall and can be read
> back through ring buffer or using usual syscalls.
> Kevent update (i.e. readiness switching) happens directly from internals
> of the appropriate state machine of the underlying subsytem (like
> network, filesystem, timer or any other).
>
> Homepage:
> http://tservice.net.ru/~s0mbre/old/?section=projects&item=kevent
>
> Documentation page:
> http://linux-net.osdl.org/index.php/Kevent
>
> Consider for inclusion.
>
> With this release I start 3 days resending timeout - i.e. each third day
> I will send either new version (if something new was requested and agreed
> to be implemented) or resending with back counter started from three. When
> back counter hits zero after three resendings I consider there is no interest
> in subsystem and I will stop further sending.
>
> I really doubt it is a good way to tell the world about my work, and I bet you
> all tired from those pathos words, but I really would like to get some feedback,
> since I want to start to work on network AIO, but sending mails into
> unfeedbackable 'destination' really does not motivate me for that.
>
> Thanks for understanding and your time.

Once the rate of change slows, Andrew should IMO definitely pick this up.

If you wanted to make this process automatic, create a git branch that
Andrew and others can pull.

I like the direction so far, and think it should be in -mm for wider
testing and review.

Jeff



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