On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 15:13, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Fujii Masao <masao(dot)fujii(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>>> I'm not sure whether poll(2) should be called for this purpose. But
>>> poll(2) and select(2) seem to often come together in the existing code.
>>> We should follow such custom?
>> Yes. poll() is usually more efficient, so it's preferred, but not all
>> platforms have it. (On the other side, I think Windows might have
>> only poll and not select.)
> No, other way around, I'm fairly sure.
Yeah, the emulation layer has select, not poll. It basically
translates the select into what looks very much like a poll, so maybe
we should consider implementing poll as well/instead. But for now,
select() is what we have.
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