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SubjectRe: select() fails... sometimes
On Tue, May 18, 1999 at 11:46:16AM -0000, mgarcia@bjssoft.es wrote:
> I have a problem using select() on several handles.
> It does work fine but, under some circumstances, it returns inmediately
> ignoring the timeout argument, indicating that handle zero (stdin linked
> to a socket via inetd) has something to read, but "read()" gets nothing at
> all.
>
> Once it happens it doesn't stop until something is received by some other
> handle. It's very annoying since the CPU load grows enormeously.

I once had a similar problem, but IIRC, it was caused by a buggy libc5.
It was worked around by explicitly setting errno to zero, before calling
select ().

Just an idea ...
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Kurt Garloff <garloff@suse.de> SuSE GmbH, Nürnberg, FRG
Linux kernel development; SCSI driver: DC390 (tmscsim/AM53C974)
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