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Re: Bug#457384: ITP: netsend -- a speedy filetransfer and network diagnostic program

On Sat, Dec 22, 2007 at 07:16:20PM +0100, Hagen Paul Pfeifer wrote:
* Ron Johnson | 2007-12-21 21:30:08 [-0600]:

From reading the web page, it seems that netsend might only work between Linux systems. Am I reading it wrong?

You are right. Netsend is optimized for linux: splice(), madvice(), congestion
control algorithms (bic, cubic, ...), etc. There is currently no plan to port
it for other operating systems, there is currently no demand.

As someone who occasionally uses GNU/kFreeBSD, I would then ask you to please set the Architecture field appropriately; that is, please don't set it to "all", unless you want a bug (and porting help).

Also, madvise(2) is apparently BSD, and even if it's not, it can be substituted with posix_madvise(2). So if splice is the only system call that isn't portable, it should probably be easy to port.

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