Subject: Re: sendfile(2) syscall
To: Valentine Zaretsky <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/04/2003 15:19:31
On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:07:41AM +0200, Valentine Zaretsky wrote:

 > I have a question about zero-copy file sending: How hard it would to 
 > implement sendfile(2) system call similar to FreeBSD's one?

NetBSD already has the necessary zero-copy infrastructure; implementing
sendfile(2) would not be hard at all (though none of the FreeBSD code
could be used, since NetBSD's VM system is totally different).

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>