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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] async poll for 2.5
    On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:

    > On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 01:38:53PM -0400, Shailabh Nagar wrote:
    > > So I guess the question would now be: whats keeping /dev/epoll from
    > > being included in the kernel given the time left before the feature freeze ?
    > We don't need yet another event reporting mechanism as /dev/epoll presents.
    > I was thinking it should just be its own syscall but report its events in
    > the same way as aio.

    Yes, Linus ( like myself ) hates magic inodes inside /dev. At that time it
    was the fastest way to have a kernel interface exposed w/out having to beg
    for a syscall. I'm all for a new syscall obviously, and IMHO /dev/epoll
    might be a nice complement to AIO for specific applications.

    - Davide

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