jra at samba.org
Tue Feb 1 10:57:10 MST 2011
On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 12:30:43PM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 12:17:35PM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > > Does any one have the kernel patch for zero-copy from skb
> > > to IO buffer/cache? The performance of Samba using splice
> > > is slowing down because of busy to copy the buffer from
> > > socket.
> > Wait -- If I used 2 splice calls, one from TCP socket to a
> > pipe and the second from the pipe to a on-disk file it still
> > does a copy internally?
> Hmmm. Found the following comment in relatively recent Linux
> kernel source:
> * - Destination page already exists in the address space and there
> * are users of it. For that case we have no other option that
> * copying the data. Tough luck.
> * - Destination page already exists in the address space, but there
> * are no users of it. Make sure it's uptodate, then drop it. Fall
> * through to last case.
> * - Destination page does not exist, we can add the pipe page to
> * the page cache and avoid the copy.
> So it seems that for normal samba file server use it should
> avoid the copy.
Yes, it seems so, but when I tested it in practice it made
things worse. I don't know why :-(.
If Jacky can figure that out it would be a great help to
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