[TUHS] non-blocking IO
dave at horsfall.org
Mon Jun 1 13:32:56 AEST 2020
On Mon, 1 Jun 2020, Rob Pike wrote:
> I’m not quite sure why the Research lineage did not include
> non-blocking behaviour, especially in view of the man page comments.
> Maybe it was seen as against the Unix philosophy, with select()
> offering sufficient mechanism to avoid blocking (with open() the hard
> corner case)?
> That's it. Select was good enough for our purposes.
After being dragged through both Berserkley and SysVile, I never did get
the hang of poll()/select() etc,,,
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