Using POLLPRI with EVBACKEND_POLL backend?

Marc Lehmann schmorp at
Wed Nov 16 01:13:27 CET 2011

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 07:06:24PM -0500, Marco Fonseca <marco.fonseca at> wrote:
> Is there a (recommended) way to use POLLPRI with EVBACKEND_POLL backend?

No, libev doesn't expose any os-specifics via its backends.

You would have to roll your own for this, for exmaple using epoll on a new
enough kernel and waiting for the epoll fd.

> >From what I've seen it doesn't seem possible without a change to libev.

Right, libev tries to be very portable, which linux-only sysfs is not ;)

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