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SubjectRe: [PATCH Resend] epoll: add EPOLLEXCLUSIVE support
* Jason Baron | 2012-03-29 11:53:24 [-0400]:

>I was trying to better understand the use-case, since at least for the
>test case you posted, 'EPOLLET', already does what you want.
>
>Also, the 'EPOLLEXCLUSIVE' flag in your patch addresses multiple threads
>blocking on *different* epoll fds. However, if multiple threads are
>blocked on a single epoll fd, they will all be woken even if 'EPOLLEXCLUSIVE'
>is set. Shouldn't 'EPOLLEXCLUSIVE' affect that case too?

Hey Jason,

I just wanted to address the "main use-case" (as implemented in a bunch of
network server): one listen socket (say 80) is created and a epoll fd is
created. The listen socket is added to the set and n threads are created
afterwards. So now you have the situation that one listening socket is added
to the set and all threads are awoken if a new client connects. This patch
reduce the useless-all-thread-awoken-overhead by awake only one thread.

Hagen


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