Re: -mm -> 2.6.13 merge status

From: Alan Cox
Date: Tue Jun 21 2005 - 18:07:19 EST

On Maw, 2005-06-21 at 21:06, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Jun 2005, Zan Lynx wrote:
> > I've never tried doing that. It might work, for all I know.
> I was told that Linux cannot do this. It always returns the filehandles as
> ready for disk files.

That is because disk files are always ready - select/poll are for waits
for data (or space) to become available not for events in the sense of
That said there *is* scope in the poll() API [but not select()] to add a
new kind of poll notification type.

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