python doesn't allow descriptors > 63 in select

Jason Tishler jason@tishler.net
Wed Aug 3 13:23:00 GMT 2011


On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 01:52:21PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Aug  3 12:29, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> > On 03/08/2011 08:49, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > >[snip]
> > >
> > >Can you have a look and, perhaps, provide a new python with a bigger
> > >internal FD_SETSIZE?  The 256 from /usr/include/python2.6/pyport.h
> > >would already be ok, I guess, but 512 or so wouldn't hurt either...
> > 
> > fwiw, I already reported this problem with a patch to fix it at [1].
> > 
> > [1] http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2011-03/msg00651.html
> 
> Indeed.  Huh, even the testcase is the same.  Apparently Jason also
> forgot about it.  Jason?  Ping?

The thread is a little more involved which is why I thought it was the
WFMO limitation.  See the following for the details, if interested:

    http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2011-03/threads.html#00651

Anyway, I will add this patch to the next Cygwin Python build.

Thanks,
Jason

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