[Haskell-cafe] whatever happened to sendFile?
chaddai.fouche at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 15:26:40 EDT 2008
2008/8/13 Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH <allbery at ece.cmu.edu>:
> I should clarify: what sendfile() is supposed to optimize isn't writing
> large strings, or even the user<->kernel roundtrips; it's an optimization to
> the kernel network stack (network buffer management, to be specific). Web
> servers use it to serve static content (e.g. icons, images, stylesheets)
> because it significantly reduces system load.
Ok, so it could still be useful in a restricted area (but then it
should be easy to write a FFI wrapper for it anyway).
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