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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-04-11 06:34:02 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-04-11 06:34:02 -0700
commit88dd9c16cecbd105bbe7711b6120333f6f7b5474 (patch)
tree9632e5988abeaa7e4d20350305edc4e4652b56d1 /Documentation
parent[PATCH] Overrun in option-card USB driver (diff)
parent[PATCH] vfs: add splice_write and splice_read to documentation (diff)
Merge branch 'splice' of git://brick.kernel.dk/data/git/linux-2.6-block
* 'splice' of git://brick.kernel.dk/data/git/linux-2.6-block: [PATCH] vfs: add splice_write and splice_read to documentation [PATCH] Remove sys_ prefix of new syscalls from __NR_sys_* [PATCH] splice: warning fix [PATCH] another round of fs/pipe.c cleanups [PATCH] splice: comment styles [PATCH] splice: add Ingo as addition copyright holder [PATCH] splice: unlikely() optimizations [PATCH] splice: speedups and optimizations [PATCH] pipe.c/fifo.c code cleanups [PATCH] get rid of the PIPE_*() macros [PATCH] splice: speedup __generic_file_splice_read [PATCH] splice: add direct fd <-> fd splicing support [PATCH] splice: add optional input and output offsets [PATCH] introduce a "kernel-internal pipe object" abstraction [PATCH] splice: be smarter about calling do_page_cache_readahead() [PATCH] splice: optimize the splice buffer mapping [PATCH] splice: cleanup __generic_file_splice_read() [PATCH] splice: only call wake_up_interruptible() when we really have to [PATCH] splice: potential !page dereference [PATCH] splice: mark the io page as accessed
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
index adaa899e5c90..3a2e5520c1e3 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt
@@ -694,7 +694,7 @@ struct file_operations
This describes how the VFS can manipulate an open file. As of kernel
-2.6.13, the following members are defined:
+2.6.17, the following members are defined:
struct file_operations {
loff_t (*llseek) (struct file *, loff_t, int);
@@ -723,6 +723,10 @@ struct file_operations {
int (*check_flags)(int);
int (*dir_notify)(struct file *filp, unsigned long arg);
int (*flock) (struct file *, int, struct file_lock *);
+ ssize_t (*splice_write)(struct pipe_inode_info *, struct file *, size_t, unsigned
+ ssize_t (*splice_read)(struct file *, struct pipe_inode_info *, size_t, unsigned
Again, all methods are called without any locks being held, unless
@@ -790,6 +794,12 @@ otherwise noted.
flock: called by the flock(2) system call
+ splice_write: called by the VFS to splice data from a pipe to a file. This
+ method is used by the splice(2) system call
+ splice_read: called by the VFS to splice data from file to a pipe. This
+ method is used by the splice(2) system call
Note that the file operations are implemented by the specific
filesystem in which the inode resides. When opening a device node
(character or block special) most filesystems will call special