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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:
> > 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.


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