Re: zero-copy TCP

From: Chris Wedgwood (
Date: Tue Sep 05 2000 - 14:40:17 EST

On Sun, Sep 03, 2000 at 07:34:18PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:

    yep i agree - in this case a receivefile() implementation would
    be handy (we are 100% ready in 2.4 to introduce it - from the
    pagecache and VFS point of view, it's just not there yet), thus
    you could receivefile() your data into a temporary file, and
    sendfile() it to the other card, without ever touching data. This
    is faster than any zero-copy read()/write(), because it can do
    things straight in the pagecache, without having to deal with
    user-space page mappings.

Why not something like lm's splice?

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