HEADS UP - massive kqueue changes now in HEAD, and also basic lvm/dm

Samuel J. Greear sjg at evilcode.net
Fri Jul 23 06:51:22 PDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 5:56 AM, Sascha Wildner <saw at online.de> wrote:
> On 7/20/2010 3:18, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>>     Sam's select/poll infrastructure removal project is now in HEAD.  This
>>     project reimplements the kernel's select() and poll() system calls
>> using
>>     per-thread kqueues and removes the original select/poll
>> infrastructure.
>>     We expect there to be some bugs so anyone running HEAD please report
>>     issues where (primarily) programs wind up blocking on something and
>>     not waking up when they should, or if the system crashes or deadlocks
>>     when it did not before.
> I've already mentioned it on IRC, so just for the record. Since the
> select/poll work, svn doesn't work properly. For example:
> svn co http://llvm.org/svn/llvm-project/llvm/trunk llvm
> times out while on a system from the 19th it succeeds.
> Another thing I noticed is that dhclient takes longer now (more tries) to
> get an IP (though it eventually succeeds).
> Regards,
> Sascha

I have just committed a patch to master that fixes svn and may very
well fix other issues.

I am currently at a loss regarding dhclient as it is working fine in
my test environments. All those that can confirm or deny that it is
worse after the recent kq merge into master, it would be appreciated.


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