Subject: Re: [patch] use poll when available on blocking API

Re: [patch] use poll when available on blocking API

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 22:16:19 +0100 (CET)

On Tue, 23 Mar 2010, Simon Josefsson wrote:

>> I just pushed a fix for configure that skips the poll check on two systems
>> with known problematic poll implementations.
> Great. I take it that 'darwin' doesn't refer to modern Mac OS X systems?
> The pattern 'darwin*' doesn't match a Mac I have access to, which is called
> powerpc-apple-darwin8.11.0

Even fairly modern Mac OS X machines have broken poll(), and I'm not even sure
the most modern ones have that fixed. We did have an Apple guy educate us on
these matters within the curl project which made us use that pattern...

Received on 2010-03-23