Re: question on select & FD_ISSET
Junior <email@example.com> wrote:
> True, but it seems to me that if I FD_SET them at the top of the loop
> without FD_CLR first, I will be expanding the set unnecessarily which
> would waste memory (eventually run out).
> Since FD_SET adds the set and FD_CLR clears it from the list, FD_SET
> without FD_CLR would duplicate fds in the set. Not so?
It's good that you look out for memory leaks, but in this case there's
nothing to worry about.
fd_set is a fixed-size array of bits, indexed by the file descriptor
number. FD_SET and FD_CLR just modify the fd's bit in that array.
It's so simple that it can't leak memory. After you've created an fd_set,
its size never changes.
You can see its defition in /usr/include/sys/select.h.
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