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> From: "David Schwartz" <>
> Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 13:01:29 -0700
> Under Solaris 7, when the number of idle sockets was decreased from
> 10,000 to 100, the time to check for active sockets with poll()
> decreased by a factor of only 6.5. Shouldn't it be more like 100?
> Sounds like Solaris' poll implementation is horribly broken for the
> most common case.
> I would like to ask everyone interested so deeply in this to read up
> on /usr/include/sys/poll_impl.h from such a Solaris system to see what
> their optimization actually is before continuing this discussion any
> further, thanks :-)

I'm quite familiar with it. I was mocking the original poster's comments,
not Solaris' implementation decisions.

I really wish Linux had an implementation of /dev/poll. (Yes, I do know
that there's a patch available)


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