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SubjectRe: Comparing the aio and epoll event frameworks.
On Mon, 19 May 2003, William Lee Irwin III wrote:

> Davide Libenzi wrote:
> >> Adding a single shot feature to epoll takes about 5 lines of code,
> >> comments included :) You know how many reuqests I had ? Zero, nada.
> On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 06:10:21PM -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > I thought edge triggered epoll *was* single-shot.
> > - Dan
> fs/eventpoll.c suggests "epoll" stands for "eventpoll" as opposed to
> "edge-triggered". Davide, did the LT additions prompt the renaming or
> was this always the case?

It was both actually :) It meant event-poll and also was edge-triggered.
Now you can have it level-triggered on a per-fd basis. The epoll named was
not a good one from the beginning though :)

- Davide

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