Mon Sep 19 22:05:57 GMT 2022
Ken Brown wrote:
> I did an internet search on this issue and found the following, which
> situation we're discussing:
> According to that post, select on Linux will wait for a writer the
first time it's
> called to check read readiness for a FIFO opened for reading with
> But if the writer then closes the FIFO, subsequent calls to select
will always find
> the FIFO read ready (and read will return 0). This behavior is not
documented, as far as
> I can tell, and in fact it contradicts the existing documentation
(both POSIX and Linux).
> So I don't think someone trying to write a portable program should
rely on it.
Please, note that this code was working on cygwin the way it works on
linux until some
time ago, maybe last year, I am not sure. I also found this
I tried the code also on Solaris and NetBSD and it works exactly as on
linux, so I think
it is portable.
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