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Re: select()

On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 12:49:18PM +0530, Kedar Patankar wrote:
> What do you think can be the other solution? Accept an "array of integers,
> with each integer representing an fd to be watched"?? That would require
> moving *enormous* amounts of data across the kernel/user space for the
> fd_set. Right now, in each of the fd_set, each bit represents whether the
> corrosponding fd should be watched for the necessary condition.

See the discussion at:


select: widely used
poll: allegedly faster and cleaner

Yahoo/Filo suggestion, implemented by Jonathan Lemon is even better: