Re: >256 fd patch...

Alan Cox (
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 23:41:23 +0000 (GMT)

> Most importantly, select() isn't critical path code!!! If the execution
> time of select gets increased by (say) 20 or 40 cycles, no one is going
> to be able to notice the difference. We're talking nanoseconds
> here.....

A quick profile of my kernel with a mass of straces shows that almost
every select done is passed 256 as the table size, and everyone seems to
be using the fd table size as an argument