[sane-devel] Use poll() instead of select() in backends

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 12:10:16 UTC 2014

Given that poll() is reported to be flaky on certain versions of OSX,
we need to at least keep select() as an option. saned.c has a private
poll() implementation which uses select, perhaps it could be
re-used/extended somewhere in sanei, for those platforms that need it?


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 7:38 AM, Nils Philippsen <nils at tiptoe.de> wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-08-29 at 12:32 +0200, Alessandro Zummo wrote:
>> On Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:23:20 +0200
>> Nils Philippsen <nils at tiptoe.de> wrote:
>> > I wanted to sound out what would be acceptable -- I for myself would
>> > just drop select() for poll() wholesale to be on the safe side, but as I
>> > said, I'm not sure if we are supporting platforms that don't have
>> > poll().
>>  my own opinion is that if a platform has no poll() it doesn't deserve
>>  our support. But I'm not the ring leader here ;)
> Ah, I'm very interested in the opinion of the ring leader :).
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