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Re: kqueue

On Tuesday 19 January 2010 18:54:17 Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> The manpage is right without EV_CLEAR.  One must use EV_CLEAR to
> get the behaviour described by the guy in the Caveats section.
> I've tested this on Mac OS X and NetBSD with attached program.
> If I don't use EV_CLEAR, the second kevent() returns immediatelly.
> Second kevent() blocks if the code is modified to set EV_CLEAR flag.
> Jaromir

Yeah that's right. I discovered that too while testing kqueue. Without 
EV_CLEAR, kevent acts as level-triggered (it always returns as long as a 
condition holds, socket readable/writeable etc). Setting EV_CLEAR causes 
kevent to act as edge-triggered (it returns once when state changes and will 
block on second call until state changes again).

So what's the advantage of one over the other?

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