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SubjectRe: Lynx spinning. Kernel problem?

On Tue, 26 Nov 1996, Hugo Van den Berg wrote:

> > Lynx is written by folks who didnt read the man pages to select
> > carefully. Make it reassign a timeout to the select before each select
> > call

> That's the way select works in Linux, but some other Unix
> dialects leave the timeout alone so you can use the same
> struct over and over on select calls. So maybe they just
> originaly developed on another Unix platform?

But it is in fact the man page of the "other" Unix(es) that warns you that
you shouldn't rely on the timeout value after the select call... :-)

Johan Myreen
jem@iki.fi




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