> On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, John S. Dyson wrote:
> > >
> > > A sendfile() (eg. HPUX 11.x) or TransmitFile (eg. WinNT) system call.
> > >
> > ???? More info ????
> Give it a file descriptor. Give it a socket. Give it some header and
> trailer info. The contents of the header, the descriptor, then the
> trailer magically go to the network without having to diddle around trying
> to do copy avoidance in the kernel between write and the socket buffers.
Ah, I think the substance of the mail you quoted in your earlier
message makes more sense now.
I'm inclined to feel that adding a new system call to work around
problems in other parts of the system is less than optimal. At least,
something says to me that fixing the problem first might save lots of
work later. 8)
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