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Date:	Tue, 07 Nov 2006 07:02:49 -0500
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	Nate Diller <>
CC:	Evgeniy Polyakov <>,
	LKML <>,
	Oleg Verych <>,
	Pavel Machek <>,
	David Miller <>,
	Ulrich Drepper <>,
	Andrew Morton <>, netdev <>,
	Zach Brown <>,
	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Chase Venters <>,
	Johann Borck <>
Subject: Re: [take22 0/4] kevent: Generic event handling mechanism.

Nate Diller wrote:
> Indesiciveness has certainly been an issue here, but I remember akpm
> and Ulrich both giving concrete suggestions.  I was particularly
> interested in Andrew's request to explain and justify the differences
> between kevent and BSD's kqueue interface.  Was there a discussion
> that I missed?  I am very interested to see your work on this
> mechanism merged, because you've clearly emphasized performance and
> shown impressive results.  But it seems like we lose out on a lot by
> throwing out all the applications that already use kqueue.

kqueue looks pretty nice, the filter/note models in particular.  I don't 
see anything about ring buffers though.

I also wonder about the asynchronous event side (send), not just the 
event reception side.


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