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[leafnode-list] Re: sendfile

krasel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Cornelius Krasel)wrote:

> I don't know anything about sendfile, but my manpage says:
>        sendfile is a new feature in Linux 2.2.
>        Other  Unixes  often  implement  sendfile  with  different
>        semantics  and  prototypes.  It  should  not  be  used  in
>        portable programs.

Simplicity and security considerations may be other 
issues. I doubt that everybody would be pleased to 
have to pay attention to an additional deamon possibly 
running with root privileges, open an additional port, etc.  

Just my two cents.

Best regards - Juergen.

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