Cool new Free software
Posted Dec 19, 2012 16:29 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: Cool new Free software
Parent article: Status.net service to phase out, replaced by pump.io
I am not sure how select() and poll() work, but let me explain it a little bit better. With the classic model, a running process says that it wants to access e.g. the keyboard and then blocks on it: the whole process is frozen and its state is maintained. When an event comes, the kernel has to wake it up, thaw its state, and then let it run again where it left off.
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