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SubjectRe: Poll and OSS API
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Considering that about 100% of the sound drivers do not follow that
> particular API damage anyway (they can't, as has been pointed out: the
> driver doesn't even receive enough information to be _able_ to follow the
> documented API), I doubt that there are all that many programs that depend
> on it.

While I'm thinking about the subject.. even after updating the API, the
drivers still need to know what events to poll for.

AFAIK 99% of the drivers currently select to block on
read/write/read+write based on file->f_mode, which works, but isn't
really correct.


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Building 1024 | the smoke alarm goes off.
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