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Re: poll & Mac OS X 10.4

From: Jamie Lokier <>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 01:46:40 +0100

Toby Peterson wrote:
> I can confirm that poll() on Mac OS X 10.4 is broken in some ways. The
> issue affecting curl is that poll() sometimes gives POLLHUP where
> other implementations give POLLIN.
> A bug has been filed in Apple's bug tracking system, and is being
> actively investigated. Email me privately if you have any other
> information to report regarding this issue. This address or 'toby at
> apple dot com' are both fine.

When you do find out what exactly is broken with poll(), I'd love to
hear about it so I can include the workaround in my own programs
(which autodetect the existence of poll() in a similar way to curl).
Writing to the list is good enough.

-- Jamie
Received on 2005-05-14