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RE: libcurl on QNX 6

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Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 10:52:51 -0000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Stenberg []
> Sent: Thursday 03 January 2002 08:39 AM
> To: Bentham, David (Poole)
> Cc: libcurl Mailing list
> Subject: RE: libcurl on QNX 6
> On Wed, 2 Jan 2002 wrote:
> > By setting FD_SETSIZE early in connect.c to override the QNX value
> > alleviates the crash.
> Is this anything you think we can/should incorporate in the main sources?
> Or
> should we add some descriptive text for this in the INSTALL document or
> similar?
        I think it should be highlighted somewhere.

        Fortunately in the QNX headers its defined as

        #ifndef FD_SETSIZE
         #define FD_SETSIZE 32

        so its relatively easy to override without changing the original
definition. QNX claim posix compliance so this definition style could be
standard in other o/s's. Eg Microsoft Visual C++ 6 defines it similarly, but
its set to 64.

        My initial thoughts are to put some simple test in the Makefile?
With a 'configure' option to pass in a user- (or best-guess) override
definition in the GCC options.

        On the other hand, it seems bizzarre that the o/s function call to
socket(..) returns a socket descriptor outside its own arbitrary range...
perhaps I'll inform QNX about this.

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Received on 2002-01-03