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SubjectRe: How to increat [sic.] max open files?
Date: 7 Jan 1997 20:50:18 -0000

David Miller:
> This is a classic SMP problem. Think about the things which UNIX
> guarentees about the select() system call, now apply this to a
> multiprocessor system. Wheee...

Which guarantees?

Or rather, what does it mean that a file descriptor becomes available
for _____ (reading, ...)?

I could be largely mistaken. But last I checked many commercial
Unices guarenteed that when select returned stating that a file
descriptor could be read/written to, it was guarenteed to be done in a
non-blocking manner, and that applications do depend upon this very

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