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SubjectRe: [patch] POLLRDHUP/EPOLLRDHUP handling for half-closed devices notifications ...
On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Davide Libenzi wrote:

> The attached patch against 2.6.16-rc5 implements the half-closed devices
> notifiation, by adding a new POLLRDHUP (and its alias EPOLLRDHUP) bit to the
> existing poll/select sets. Since the existing POLLHUP handling, that does not
> report correctly half-closed devices, was feared to be changed, this
> implementation leaves the current POLLHUP reporting unchanged and simply add
> a new bit that is set in the few places where it makes sense.
> The same thing was discussed and conceptually agreed quite some time ago:
> Since this new event bit is added to the existing Linux poll infrastruture,
> even the existing poll/select system calls will be able to use it. As far as
> the existing POLLHUP handling, the patch leaves it as is.
> The pollrdhup-2.6.16.rc5-0.10.diff defines the POLLRDHUP for all the existing
> archs and sets the bit in the six relevant files.
> The other attached diff is the simple change required to sys/epoll.h to add
> the EPOLLRDHUP definition.

I just added a stupid program to test POLLRDHUP delivery here:

It tests poll(2), but since the delivery is same epoll(2) will work equally.

- Davide

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