Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Apr 2006 21:52 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "While explaining the new splice() and tee() buffer management system calls, Linus Torvalds made reference to some possible future extensions. This included vmsplice(), a system call since implemented by Jens Axboe "to basically do a 'write to the buffer', but using the reference counting and VM traversal to actually fill the buffer." Reviewing the implications of using such a system call lead to a comparison with FreeBSD's ZERO_COPY_SOCKET which uses COW (copy on write)."
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RE[2]:
by CapEnt on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 04:04 UTC in reply to "RE: "
CapEnt
Member since:
2005-12-18

One thing is call names, another completely different thing is shitting on people.
Perhaps Linus are right about Mach and FreeBSD doing a wrong thing... but calling people who he don't even know "idiots" among other things are just inappropriate.

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RE[3]:
by ma_d on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 04:13 in reply to "RE[2]: "
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes it is inappropriate. People say inappropriate things ;) .

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RE[3]:
by nick on Sat 22nd Apr 2006 04:22 in reply to "RE[2]: "
nick Member since:
2006-04-17

One thing is call names, another completely different thing is shitting on people.
Perhaps Linus are right about Mach and FreeBSD doing a wrong thing... but calling people who he don't even know "idiots" among other things are just inappropriate.


At least Linus doesn't shit on others in front of
journalists, like some unnamed people from an unnamed
*BSD ;)

Don't worry, shitting on each other (whether they're
right or not, they usually don't care) is an old old
tradition amongst operating system developers.

Apparently this guy thinks Linux is a car, now!
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=freebsd-current&m=113053806301939&w...

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