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Re: [libmicrohttpd] Expose the fdset events

From: Simon Newton
Subject: Re: [libmicrohttpd] Expose the fdset events
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 16:57:55 -0700

I have a change that seems to work, at least I've tested with http &
https using an external kqueue/kevent event manager.

Christian: do you mind looking over which has the
API & an example program. If you're happy with the approach I'll clean
up the rest of the code so you can review it.


On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 8:05 AM, Simon Newton <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 1:08 AM, Christian Grothoff <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Well, the easiest way you can do it now is just ask MHD to run in
>> 'EPOLL' mode and grab the epoll() FD. Then you can select/poll/epoll on
>> the MHD epoll() FD.  You won't get detailed information about add/remove
>> events from MHD, but you'll then only have to deal with one FD for all
>> of MHD in your event set ever, and your overall big-O complexity for all
>> operations should also be perfect.
> That only works for platforms with epoll() support.
> I'll have a go at building a generic event management API today.
> Simon
>> My 2 cents
>> Christian
>> On 06/03/2015 04:33 AM, Simon Newton wrote:
>>> Digging up a thread from the past...
>>> Is the codebase in a better shape to make this change now? We've run
>>> into this again now that we've switched to using kevent rather than
>>> select.
>>> If you're looking for existing APIs to model this from,  Avahi has a
>>> watch API [1] which provides fd notifications, and that has worked
>>> well for us.
>>> [1]
>>> Simon

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