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From: Pavel Begunkov <>
To: Mark Papadakis <>,
Subject: Re: Feature: zero-copy splice API/opcode
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:21:04 +0300
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On 09/01/2020 17:58, Mark Papadakis wrote:
> Greetings,
> I ‘ve been trying to replicate the benefits provided by sendfile() using e.g O_DIRECT access, together with IOSQE_IO_LINK in SQE flags and MSG_ZEROCOPY, but it doesn’t appear to work. Other ideas didn’t work either.
> I would really appreciate a sendfile like SQE opcode, but maybe some sort of generic DMA/zero-copy based opcode based on splice semantics could be implemented, so that e.g a vmsplice() like alternative could also work.
Sounds interesting, I'll look into this. First, I want to dig a bit into
kernel's zero-copy and get an idea how to cover all use cases with a single
opcode, and that's probably keeping in mind p2p.

The obvious nuisance from  perspective is that it needs 2 fds. Any other concerns?

> (That would be the last remaining bit of functionality missing from io_uring, now that Jens has implemented support for IOSQE_ASYNC, IORING_REGISTER_EVENTFD_ASYNC and for managing epoll FDs, for enabling support for io_uring on ).
> Thank you,
> @markpapadakis

Pavel Begunkov

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