Subject: Re: Wine & NetBSD?
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/06/2001 01:57:03
On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 05:39:25AM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
>      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.

It follows the SUS spec. Negative fds should be ignored.


Bang Jun-Young <>