Re: async network I/O, event channels, etc

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Thu Jul 27 2006 - 04:07:23 EST

On Thu, Jul 27 2006, David Miller wrote:
> From: Evgeniy Polyakov <johnpol@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:49:02 +0400
> > I.e. map skb's data to userspace? Not a good idea especially with it's
> > tricky lifetime and unability for userspace to inform kernel when it
> > finished and skb can be freed (without additional syscall).
> Hmmm...
> If it is paged based, I do not see the problem. Events and calls to
> AIO I/O routines make transfer of buffer ownership. The fact that
> while kernel (and thus networking stack) "owns" the buffer for an AIO
> call, the user can have a valid mapping to it is a unimportant detail.

Ownership may be clear, but "when can I reuse" is tricky. The same issue
comes up for vmsplice -> splice to socket.

Jens Axboe

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