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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2] waitfd
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Casey Dahlin <cdahlin@redhat.com> writes:

> Linux now exposes signals, timers, and events via file descriptors
> through signalfd, timerfd, and eventfd. This means programmers can use
> a single select/[e]poll call to monitor all change in their
> program. This patch aims to expose child death via the same mechanism.
>
> waitfd provides a file descriptor out of which may be read a series of
> siginfo_t objects describing child death. A child process is reaped as
> soon as its information is read. This means child monitoring too can
> be performed with that same poll call.
>
> Patch is against v2.6.28

Can you please provide a manpage with the exact proposed semantics of
the interface.

Without that it's very hard to evaluate if the interface makes sense
or not.

In general a single paragraph is not enough to justify a new system
call.

-Andi

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ak@linux.intel.com


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