Re: Linux-1.3.81

Aaron Ucko (
Tue, 02 Apr 1996 15:32:41 -0600 (CST)

>However the old behaviour should be selectable; I'm not only thinking of
>sysvinit that needs it but what about the Sparc port? Sparc Linux is
>capable of running SunOS binaries, but it needs the Sun select() behaviour
>ofcourse. Presumably the BSD compatibility library (libbsd.a) also needs it.
>Unlike the timeval structure, there is no way to emulate the old behaviour.
>Now don't ask me how to implement this.. Pity that there is no "flags"
>argument to the select() call.. An ioctl? Nah..


-- Aaron Ucko (; finger for PGP public key) | httyp!
"That's right," he said. "We're philosophers. We think, therefore we am."
-- Terry Pratchett, _Small Gods_ | Geek Code 3.1 [for explanation, finger]: GCS/M/S/C d- s: a18 C++(+++)>++++ UL++>++++ P++
L++>+++++ E- W(-) N++(+) o+ K- w--- O M@ V-(--) PS++(+++) PE- Y(+) PGP(+) t(+)
!5 X-- R(-) tv-@ b++(+++) DI+ !D-- G++(+++) e->+++++(*) h!>+ r-(--)>+++ y?