Re: Linux-1.3.81

Marty Leisner (
Mon, 1 Apr 1996 11:56:24 PST

> Of course, sysvinit isn't necessarily meant to be portable, and as such
> it's perfectly ok to depend on linux behavioural features.
> I don't like the SunOS (pre-81) behaviour, because some programs _want_
> to be able to know when the clients have gone away, and returning 1 for
> select when there are no writers is the "logically" correct thing to do
> anyway, when you look at what "read()" does.
> However, I don't feel strongly enough about this to not even consider
> changing it back: I could do that. I'm not 100% sure I want to, though,
> so I'd like some feedback from some more people. What do people think?
> Especailly people who actually _use_ named pipes..
> Linus

Named pipes to operate the way BSD4.4 does.

Sun is broken in this regard.

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