Subject: Re: Wine & NetBSD?
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/05/2001 14:08:02
'Tis a bug in netbsd....

From the single unix spec...

"If the value of fd is less than 0, events is ignored and revents is set to 0 in that entry on return from poll(). "


>      Along the same lines, I'm wondering why there was recently a
> change to poll(?)/select(?) to ignore negative fds just to keep Wine
> happy.  Considering that negative fds can't be valid on any unix-like
> system, doesn't it deserve to go down in flames for doing something
> that silly?  Why should we be ignoring such an obvious error condition
> instead of returning an error code, just to keep one severely broken
> application happy?  Note, I tried to look for the commit message, but
> it seems that the mail list archive search engine is broken at the
> moment.