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    SubjectRe: Named pipes - slightly broken in new kernels
    On Thu, 28 Mar 1996, Ingo Molnar wrote:

    > On Thu, 28 Mar 1996, Ronald Wahl wrote:
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    > > I do the following: syslog writes in a file and a tail -f reads from this
    > > file and write the contents to the pipe. This works very well.
    >
    > btw, is there a way on Linux to have a blocking read at the end of file?

    IMHO tail -f do this - look at the sources.

    > Pipes are not really files, they dont buffer. And "tail -f" polls the end
    > of the file, which isnt very effective IMHO.

    My processor is idle also with a running tail -f.

    ron

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