Re: sendfile from sockets

From: Lee Chin (leechinus@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Nov 19 2001 - 03:00:12 EST


Do I need to do something special to enable sendfile
in the kernel? It works on a 2.2 kernel, but not on a
2.4 kernel (and this is sendfile in general... not
just sockets)

Thanks
Lee
--- Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org> wrote:
>
> > Although the man page says you can sendfile from a
> > socket,I am unable to do so... I can only send
> file
> > from a file, to either a socket or file
> >
> > Is this a kernel limitation?
>
> Yes, the manpage needs updating, you can only
> sendfile() from
> something that exists in the pagecache (ie not a
> socket).
>
> Anton

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