Manuel M. T. Chakravarty
Sun, 29 Jul 2001 21:42:37 +1000
"Simon Marlow" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote,
> I've been looking at FreeBSD's `kevent' stuff recently
> - they have a really nice way to wait for several different types of
> event, including file descriptors, processes and even when a file is
> modified (eg. tail -f). Does Linux or Solaris have anything like this?
> I had a quick look around but didn't find anything.
Linus doesn't seem to be in favour of the approach as at the
I've actually read the BSD kevent stuff, and I think it's
classic over-design. It's not easy to see what it's all about,
and the whole <kq, ident, filter> tuple crap is just silly.
Looks much too complicated.
But not everybody seems to agree with that: