I/O event notification mechanism - select() or epoll() ?
rpal143 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 01:28:42 EDT 2012
Thanks Michi and Peter !
On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:53 AM,
<michi1 at michaelblizek.twilightparadox.com> wrote:
> On 17:19 Wed 26 Sep , Rahul Bedarkar wrote:
>> 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 ?
> If you are ok to be limited to linux, I would highly recommend using epoll
> because of scaleability. Using select is almost like creating a new epoll
> descriptor for every call instead of reusing it.
> programing a layer 3+4 network protocol for mesh networks
> see http://michaelblizek.twilightparadox.com
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