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Re: Other Win32 TODO items?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Claudio Natoli <claudio(dot)natoli(at)memetrics(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers-win32 <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Other Win32 TODO items?
Date: 2003-11-11 02:39:32
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Claudio Natoli wrote:
> Hi all,
> Following Andrew Dunstan's recent post, thought I'd mention a few other
> things which I think will need to be considered for the Win32 port. I've run
> into these in trying to get a single-process, multi-threaded version of
> postgres to run on Win32. Clearly, if core developers concur, I don't mind
> putting my hand up to provide patches for some or all of them... but I'll
> need advice from core for (at least) the last two.
> In rough order of annoyance:
> * ioctlsocket_ret 
> 	- is not initialized to 1 (at least in the WIN_32 code I started
> with!)
> 	- ok, so big deal!
> * select(0,NULL,NULL,NULL,&delay) doesn't, under Win32
> 	- replace with Sleep for win32?

I have added this to the Win32 project page:

	# Problems with select()
	    * Using as timer does't work, select(NULL, , timeout), use Sleep()?
	    * Only works on sockets, not file descriptors as returned by pipe()
	    * Must properly deal with signals

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