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Re: Mac OS X and poll()

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 09:09:06 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 8 Feb 2007, Daniel Johnson wrote:

> I've been using curl 7.16.1 modified to use poll() instead of select() on
> Mac OS X for the last week. I haven't been able to trigger any problems with
> it and all tests pass. My research indicates two things: poll doesn't work
> when called on anything in /dev (actually a limitation of kqueue(), which is
> used internally by poll), and the bug discussed at
> seems to be fixed as of Mac
> OS X 10.4.4 (Darwin 8.4.0).

Nice. Can you come up with a way to detect a "good" Mac OS X version in which
we should use poll() instead of select() ? To have the configure script do
right automatically.

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