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2.6.17-rc3 vmsplice differs

2.6.17-rc3 vmsplice differs

Posted Apr 27, 2006 11:37 UTC (Thu) by axboe (subscriber, #904)
Parent article: The splice() weekly news

Some corrections to this article, which are excusable since it was probably done prior to 2.6.17-rc3 being released with vmsplice included:

The syscall actually looks like this now:

long vmsplice(int fd, const struct iovec *iov, unsigned long nr_segs,
unsigned int flags);

So you can pass in several chunks and get them spliced into the pipe in one go. The fcntl() bits are removed for now, as the article mentions it isn't completely clear how we'll handle the reuse case yet.

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