Re: Early SPECWeb99 results on 2.5.33 with TSO on e1000

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Mon Sep 16 2002 - 18:48:37 EST

David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Jeff Garzik <>
> Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 19:08:15 -0400
> I was rather disappointed when file->file sendfile was [purposefully?]
> broken in 2.5.x...
> What change made this happen?

I dunno when it happened, but 2.5.x now returns EINVAL for all
file->file cases.

In 2.4.x, if sendpage is NULL, file_send_actor in mm/filemap.c faked a
call to fops->write().
In 2.5.x, if sendpage is NULL, EINVAL is unconditionally returned.

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