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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/4] open/accept directly into io_uring fixed file table
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On 7/7/21 7:59 AM, Stefan Metzmacher wrote:
> Am 07.07.21 um 15:07 schrieb Jens Axboe:
>> On 7/7/21 5:39 AM, Pavel Begunkov wrote:
>>> Implement an old idea allowing open/accept io_uring requests to register
>>> a newly created file as a io_uring's fixed file instead of placing it
>>> into a task's file table. The switching is encoded in io_uring's SQEs
>>> by setting sqe->buf_index/file_index, so restricted to 2^16-1. Don't
>>> think we need more, but may be a good idea to scrap u32 somewhere
>>> instead.
>>>
>>> From the net side only needs a function doing __sys_accept4_file()
>>> but not installing fd, see 2/4.
>>>
>>> Only RFC for now, the new functionality is tested only for open yet.
>>> I hope we can remember the author of the idea to add attribution.
>>
>> Pretty sure the original suggester of this as Josh, CC'ed.
>
> I also requested it for open :-)

Indeed! I honestly forget the details, as some of it is implementation
detail. I think Josh was the first to suggest a private fd table could
be used, but that's mostly implementation detail as the point was to be
able to know which fd would be assigned.

But I think we're all in agreement here, it's a nifty feature :-)

--
Jens Axboe

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