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If kevent gets merged then does that mean that epoll gets put out to pasture?
Kevent take 26
Posted Dec 14, 2006 5:39 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
That's up to application developers to decide. May be 10 or 20 years from now, but not "any time soon". epoll is part of public kernel API - it must work "forever" (or at least for a very long time) even if there are better alternatives. Think about OSS vs ALSA...
Posted Dec 18, 2006 23:52 UTC (Mon) by i3839 (guest, #31386)
"And he has pushed strongly for timeout values to be represented in an absolute format."
Absolute versus relative? Because I think relative timeouts are at least as useful or better than absolute ones. Just imagine all those applications stopping to work when the clock is set back... That said, using struct timeval as input might fit better with gettimeofday usage.
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