Subject: Re: poll(2)
To: John Birrell <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/09/1996 16:20:58
Just wanted to get email@example.com on this thread, too :-)
On Tue, 10 Dec 1996 10:41:40 +1100 (EST)
John Birrell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Jason Thorpe wrote:
> > ...indeed. I did that once (in 1994), so that I could compile some
> > SVR4 sources under NetBSD/hp300. However, doing that limits poll()
> > to select()'s functionality.
> I was just replacing code in the thread kernel that used select to use
> poll as the hidden syscall.
> > I'd like to see a upoll(2), as well... an extension, that gives the
> > funtionality of poll, but takes a more reasonable timeout (like,
> > probably a struct timespec).
> npoll(2) for timespec? Or nanopoll(2) like nanosleep?
> I prefer poll_nsec(2), though. 8-)
> > Jason R. Thorpe email@example.com
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