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Bug#79358: is select still broken on hurd ?

Neal H. Walfield, le Sun 10 Jun 2007 15:30:15 +0200, a écrit :
> > > However, there are enough ways in which we rely on the server for
> > > correct operation that using the Mach timeout mechanism to preempt
> > > the server doesn't bring any additional safety.
> > 
> > Mmm, maybe, but is it really the way we want to go? (i.e. trusting
> > the server for such operations).  Server hangs do happen, and having
> > applications hung just because of this is not pleasant.
> Almost every fs operation can hang and we have no functionality to
> detect this except for the user.  Application have come to rely on
> this being implemented by its TCB.  Why is select an exception?

Because it has a timeout facility.


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