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Date:	Mon, 5 Feb 2007 17:23:36 +0300
From:	Evgeniy Polyakov <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,
	Ulrich Drepper <>,
	Andrew Morton <>, netdev <>,
	Zach Brown <>,
	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Chase Venters <>,
	Johann Borck <>,, Jeff Garzik <>,
	Jamal Hadi Salim <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
Subject: Re: [take35 0/10] kevent: Generic event handling mechanism.

On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 01:12:30PM +0300, Evgeniy Polyakov ( wrote:
> Generic event handling mechanism.
> Kevent is a generic subsytem which allows to handle event notifications.
> It supports both level and edge triggered events. It is similar to
> poll/epoll in some cases, but it is more scalable, it is faster and
> allows to work with essentially eny kind of events.
> Events are provided into kernel through control syscall and can be read
> back through ring buffer or using usual syscalls.
> Kevent update (i.e. readiness switching) happens directly from internals
> of the appropriate state machine of the underlying subsytem (like
> network, filesystem, timer or any other).
> Homepage:
> Documentation page:
> Consider for inclusion.
> P.S. If you want to be removed from Cc: list just drop me a mail.
> Changes from 'take34' patchset:
>  * Ported to the 2.6.20-rc7 (9be5b038b1c9d1927c367bf91683458e10d5d4eb) tree.

Is there some progress?
Some things to be implemented, described or discussed?

Thank you.

	Evgeniy Polyakov
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