How about to add splice
maxim at nginx.com
Wed Dec 9 22:15:27 UTC 2015
On 12/9/15 2:54 PM, Valentin V. Bartenev wrote:
> On Tuesday 08 December 2015 20:50:47 Aleksandar Lazic wrote:
>> Dear developer.
>> Do you know the splice() feature in Linux?
>> How about to add it ;-)
> Of course we know about splice(). You can find some mentions of it
> in the mailing list archive since 2006.
> The problem with this syscall is that it's not easy to implement,
> while the performance benefits are questionable (AFAIK not all network
> cards work well with splice()) and use cases are limited.
> It only can be useful for proxying big amounts of data without any
> processing. But if you need compression, or TLS, or SSI, or even some
> simple substitution, then splice() cannot be used.
It should fit in our stream quite nicely.
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