OLS: A proposal for a new networking API
Posted Jul 23, 2006 11:09 UTC (Sun) by nix
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One of the possible underlying media over which these events may flow *is* a netlink socket.
But fundamentally the BSD sockets API is ugly, quite non-Unixlike, and hard to use and even harder to use correctly, and the thought of using it for *everything* including files is horrible. So no matter what the underlying layer is composed of, we need something better for people to actually *use*. (Ulrich is focused on that, not the implementation details alone: he *is* the libc maintainer.)
The replacement for select() had me cheering. At last, One Inner Loop! :)
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