[FFmpeg-devel] libossupport status

Rich Felker dalias
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
> block.

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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