Re: Signalling from kernel

Yoav Cohen-Sivan (
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 17:57:38 +0300

David S. Miller wrote:
> Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 12:06:05 +0100 (BST)
> From: Mark Hemment <>
> I've just remembered, there is 'something' available, the LiS
> (Linux STREAMS project). I can't find my reference to it, but I
> believe they now have it working. OK, I've heard all the
> inefficient stories about STREAMS, but it can be used for a
> kernel->user channel (this is how "syslog" is implemented on
> several UNIX OSes).

GCom was the company putting human resources into finishing this up,
but I think Caldera paid them for it. Anyway, the pointers are:

which has a version for kernel 2.0.25

which has a version for 2.0.24

I wish GCom would "push" its existence a bit more, they seem new in the
Linux arena and not aware of facilities such as c.o.l.a


> I even looked at the code for a few days. I think the work was funded
> by Caldera and then released publicly, of course it was this way
> because the original code was written by volunteers and all Caldera
> was really funding was to finish things up and continue the work since
> the pace had died down considerably at that point.
> I care not how fast or slow it is, as long as I can CONFIG_STREAMS it
> out, which in that code you can.
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> Yow! 11.26 MB/s remote host TCP bandwidth & ////
> 199 usec remote TCP latency over 100Mb/s ////
> ethernet. Beat that! ////
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