I/O event notification mechanism - select() or epoll() ?

Rahul Bedarkar rpal143 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 07:49:50 EDT 2012


I have to capture kernel udev events through libudev. One of API
provides asynchronous events by reading on file descriptor. I found
that there two ways to do that.

1) select call
2) epoll

I also found that epoll is smarter and meant to replace old select call.

What are your thoughts on these ? Which one is better ?

Rahul B.

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