Re: [Kiobuf-io-devel] RFC: Kernel mechanism: Compound event wait

From: Roman Zippel (
Date: Tue Feb 06 2001 - 04:22:52 EST


On Mon, 5 Feb 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> > Does it has to be vectors? What about lists?
> I'd prefer to avoid lists unless there is some overriding concern, like a
> real implementation issue. But I don't care much one way or the other -
> what I care about is that the setup and usage time is as low as possible.
> I suspect arrays are better for that.

I was more thinking about the higher layers. Here it's simpler to setup a
list of pages which can be send to a lower layer. In the page cache we
already have per address space lists, so it would be very easy to use
that. A lower layer can generate of course anything it wants out of this,
e.g. it can generate sublists or vectors.

bye, Roman

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