Issue #4531 has been updated by Eric Wong.

File rb_wait_for_single_fd-followup.mbox added

3 more safety patches + tests based on your comments in this thread:

1) rb_wait_for_single_fd: explain return value for poll() users
2) rb_wait_for_single_fd: have poll()-using impl set EBADF
3) rb_wait_for_single_fd: check for invalid timeval

Also available at:

  git pull git://bogomips.org/ruby rb_wait_for_single_fd-followup
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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: Motohiro KOSAKI
Category: core
Target version: 1.9.x


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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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