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RE: select() implementation question

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Chris Faylor
> Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 2:12 AM
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> Subject: Re: select() implementation question
> [...]
> Taking a quick glance at, I can see that cygwin select does
> open a dummy socket.  Possibly it is not closing something when it
> returns.  I really don't know.
Ah, a dummy socket. Well, then I think this is not a bug but a feature: I
guess this socket is used to jump back from select() whenever cygwin needs
to do so. There are probably some things to do that can't wait until a
socket is ready or the timer decreased to 0. I think this additional socket
is used to have some sort of control and to interrupt select() in a proper

However, I downloaded the source code of select(). I'll have a look when I
have some time.

BTW: Is anybody working already on an implementation of getaddrinfo(),
gai_strerror() and freeaddrinfo()? Otherwise I will try. :-)


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