[Haskell-cafe] Fwd: Will GHC finally support epoll in 2009?

Johann Höchtl johann.hoechtl at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 11:24:27 EST 2009

Gregory Collins wrote:
> "Bryan O'Sullivan" <bos at serpentine.com> writes:
>> If I develop the time and energy to take a serious crack at it, I will
>> post here to let people know. This would be an effort where having
>> multiple people work on different implementations concurrently would
>> be a shame.
> I'm interested in this topic as well and have recently starting hacking
> timeout support into Johan's event library:
>     http://github.com/tibbe/event
>     http://github.com/gregorycollins/event
I think the overall goal should be to get rid of 
as it's in the core.
Any non-blocking call to select should be save to replace by epoll, as 
the semantics are the same. As epoll is considerably more fine grained 
than non-blocking select, the architecture must support a run loop which 
effectively retrieves events faster than non-blocking select would do. 
Otherwise the effort would be futile.
> Maybe we should form a working group?
> G

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