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    SubjectRe: epoll (was Re: [PATCH] async poll for 2.5)
    Mark Mielke wrote:
    > epoll is not a poll()/select() enhancement (unless it is used in
    > conjuction with poll()/select()). It is a poll()/select()
    > replacement.
    >
    > Meaning... purposefully creating an API that is designed the way one
    > would design a poll()/select() loop is purposefully limiting the benefits
    > of /dev/epoll.
    >
    > It's like inventing a power drill to replace the common screw driver,
    > but rather than plugging the power drill in, manually turning the
    > drill as if it was a socket wrench for the drill bit.
    >
    > I find it an excercise in self defeat... except that /dev/epoll used the
    > same way one would use poll()/select() happens to perform better even
    > when it is crippled.

    Agreed.
    - Dan


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