[FFmpeg-devel] libossupport status
Mon Dec 24 14:52:41 CET 2007
On Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 03:11:12PM -0500, Dave Dodge wrote:
> This particular UDP case might have been fixed in the past few years
> but I think it wasn't the only way select can end up reporting that
> I/O is possible even when it isn't. The basic rule of thumb on Linux
> is that if you don't want an I/O operation to block you really need to
> put the descriptor into non-blocking mode while doing the operation.
> You can't rely on select to guarantee that the operation will not
In other words the rule of thumb is that Linux is nonconformant by
design and the developers refuse to treat this as a bug.
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