Issue #4531 has been updated by Eric Wong.

File io_select_using_poll_test.rb added

Added a contrived test case, using a high RLIMIT_NOFILE (e.g. ulimit -n 16384) is recommended to make the results more apparent.
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Feature #4531: [PATCH 0/7] use poll() instead of select() in certain cases
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/4531

Author: Eric Wong
Status: Open
Priority: Low
Assignee: 
Category: core
Target version: 1.9.x


ref: [ruby-core:35527]

This adds a new C API function with the following prototype:

   rb_io_poll_fd(int fd, short events, int timeout);

It is emulated using select() for platforms that we do not support
poll() for.  It is much easier to use than rb_thread_select() and
rb_thread_fd_select() for the common case in C extensions[1].

For Linux (and eventually any other platforms where poll() works for all
select()-able files), we actually implement rb_io_poll_fd() using the
poll() system call which means it is faster for high numbered file
descriptors and does not put malloc pressure on the garbage collector.

Lastly, since IO.select() is commonly used with a single IO object
in my experience, we will try to use rb_io_poll_fd() in that case.

There is also a new testcase for io/wait since I needed to verify my
changes to ext/io/wait.c were correct.

No failures were introduced to test-all and test-rubyspec targets with
either the select() or poll()-based implementation of rb_io_poll_fd()
on my platform (Linux x86_64)

[1] see patches for changes I made in ext/socket/init.c, ext/io/wait.c,
    and ext/readline/readline.c:
$ git diff --stat origin/trunk -- ext
 ext/io/wait/wait.c      |   34 +++-------------------
 ext/readline/readline.c |    6 +---
 ext/socket/init.c       |   72 ++++++++---------------------------------------
 3 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 94 deletions(-)




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