Subject: re: uvm and/vs splice() (was: re: Ongoing projects)
To: matthew green <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/07/1999 22:37:59
On Sat, 8 May 1999, matthew green wrote:

:    splice() takes two unrelated descriptors (say, d1 and d2) and connects them...
:    what would otherwise be read(d1)able from the first, is instead move to d2 as if
:    somebody would read(d1, buffer) and write(d2, buffer) in a loop.

: right.  except not as a 'pipe' -- data flows both directions.

So it's the opposite of socketpair() instead of pipe().  :)

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.