Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/kern
To: Tom Spindler <>
From: Jonathan A. Kollasch <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/05/2006 15:53:15
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On Sun, Jul 02, 2006 at 06:21:57PM -0700, Tom Spindler wrote:
> >    i don't want to tweak kernel for a configure script.
> >    is there any other application which is known to have a problem?
> >=20
> > this test has been in screen for a really long time and the behaviour
> > it is expecting is on many platforms.  i'm curious why it's OK to
> > change the definition of select() after so long?
> I believe, but can't say for sure, that the change is also what makes
> dns in firefox stop working after "a while". However, this notion is
> entirely empirical so far.

Well, that's good to know, I was thinking it was because I was using
WPA.  This is a _really_ nasty bug, it caught my father in the middle
of online shopping last night.  Ended up redoing the order on a
Winders box. :/

Firefox does stupid things with DNS anyway, even on Linux,
somehow (presumably by using the system resolver incorrectly)
it manages to stop resolving when you switch nameservers in

	Jonathan Kollasch

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