Subject: Re: File::Tail is broken on NetBSD -current FFS
To: Charlie Allom <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/04/2002 21:08:36
It _seems_ like that code uses select() on the descriptor. However,
select() on NetBSD (and I believe all *BSD*) returns
immediatelly for regular files. The semantics for regular files
might be different on Linux or Solaris.

Yes, obviously the author never tried the module on BSD, otherwise
he'd fix it to not depend on this particular feature of select().


Charlie Allom wrote:
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> On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 11:16:00AM -0700, Greywolf wrote:
> > Hey, Yeled,
> > 
> > Looks like you (unfortunately*) need to toss in a sleep (5), or even a
> > sleep (1) into the while(){} loop.
> Thanks,
> any idea why it would work on Solaris/Linux though?
>   C.
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Jaromir Dolecek <>
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