Re: idea: SIGDIRCH, ftpd, efs

Mike Meissner (
Fri, 16 May 97 18:36:48 EDT

| On Wed, 7 May 1997, Alan Cox wrote:
| > >select() on directories instead of a signal?
| >
| > This was proposed at Usenix (and various other times too). I think its the
| > right answer and at Usenix Linus said if someone did it he'd consider the
| > code..
| Personally I think should do something logical and documented for
| any descriptor.

>From a programming standpoint, I have always wanted tail -f to be done with a
select (w/o timeout), instead of the stat/sleep loop it current uses.

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