libev: notify only one process when multiple processes are listening socket

Marc Lehmann schmorp at
Tue Jul 16 19:17:02 CEST 2013

On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 05:18:33PM -0700, trafdev <trafdev at> wrote:
> N-1 of them getting "resource temporaly unavailable (eagain) while
> accepting incoming connection, one wins and handles connection.
> Is it possible to get notification on the socket descriptor only in
> one process and not waste resources of others?

Use some kind of exclusion mechanism so only one event loop has a watcher
active at a time, or use only a single shared event loop (e.g. in a
leader/follower configuration).

Libev or any lower levels cannot help you in this case, as they don't
know that your application is going to call accept multiple times in the

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