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Module Netsys_pollset_posix

module Netsys_pollset_posix: sig .. end
Pollsets for POSIX operating systems

val poll_based_pollset : unit -> Netsys_pollset.pollset
Returns a poll set whose implementation is based on the poll system call.

Win32: On Win32 this implementation works, but only for sockets, and is not cancellable in multi-threaded programs. (This is a restriction because we have to map it to the select call of the WinSock layer.)

val reset : unit -> unit
This module may keep some global state. This function resets this state. As the state may contain file descriptors, it is advisable to reset after calling fork to free these descriptors.
val accelerated_pollset : unit -> Netsys_pollset.pollset
Returns a pollset using a "fast" poll mechanism, if available. Otherwise this is the same as poll_based_pollset.

Fast poll mechanisms are:

  • epoll on Linux
Generally, these mechanisms are not 100% compatible with the standard poll. In particular, the poll events may be slightly differently interpreted. Also, there are many, many reports about buggy implementations in the OS.
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