push_read bug on linux?

Marc Lehmann schmorp at schmorp.de
Sat Sep 18 09:42:44 CEST 2010

On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 09:56:29AM +0800, Chia-liang Kao <clkao at clkao.org> wrote:
> just run it with a large newline-separated file as ARGV, and it will

The bug is in your usage - nonblocking operations with files are
completely nonsensical (what are you trying to achieve?) and therefore not
supported by AnyEvent::Handle (or AnyEvent fort hat matter (or the linux
kernel for that matter)).

> ubuntu 10.4 server image on ec2 with EV installed using default
> options.  The Perl backend works fine too.

If you think nonblocking operations should work sensibly on files, you
need to draw up a proposal and submit it to the linux-kernel list. Nobody
ever has come up with one, though, so it's unlikely that you will change

Note that even if linux started to support non-blocking event-based
operations on files, Anyevent would still not support them as no other OS
sensibly has any specific support for this - at best, the non-blocking
flag gets ignored.

Since for some reason people keep coming up with this nonsense without
trying to understand non-blocking operaitons or googling a bit (or check
the mailinglist...), the next release of AnyEvent will actively check for
this user error, btw.

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