Re: copy on write for splice() from file to pipe?

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On Fri, Feb 10, 2023 at 1:51 PM Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Speaking of splice/io_uring, Ming posted this today:

Ugh. Some of that is really ugly. Both 'ignore_sig' and
'ack_page_consuming' just look wrong. Pure random special cases.

And that 'ignore_sig' is particularly ugly, since the only thing that
sets it also sets SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK.

And the *only* thing that actually then checks that field is
'splice_from_pipe_next()', where there are exactly two
signal_pending() checks that it adds to, and

 (a) the first one is to protect from endless loops

 (b) the second one is irrelevant when  SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK is set

So honestly, just NAK on that series.

I think that instead of 'ignore_sig' (which shouldn't exist), that
first 'signal_pending()' check in splice_from_pipe_next() should just
be changed into a 'fatal_signal_pending()'.

But that 'ack_page_consuming' thing looks even more disgusting, and
since I'm not sure why it even exists, I don't know what it's doing

Let's agree not to make splice() worse, while people are talking about
how bad it already is, ok?


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