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From: Davi Arnaut <davi <at> haxent.com.br>
Subject: [patch 00/22] pollfs: filesystem abstraction for pollable objects
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Wednesday 2nd May 2007 05:22:35 UTC (over 9 years ago)
This patch set introduces a new file system for the delivery of pollable
events through file descriptors. To the detriment of debugability, pollable
objects are a nice adjunct to nonblocking/epoll/event-based servers.

The pollfs filesystem abstraction provides better mechanisms needed for
creating and maintaining pollable objects. Also the pollable futex approach
is far superior (send and receive events from userspace or kernel) to
eventfd
and fixes (supercedes) FUTEX_FD at the same time.

The (non) blocking and object size (user <-> kernel) semantics and are
handled
internally, decoupling the core filesystem from the "subsystems" (mere push
and
pop operations).

Currently implemented waitable "objects" are: signals, futexes, ai/o blocks
and
timers.

More details at each patch.

http://haxent.com/~davi/pollfs/

Comments are welcome.

--
Davi Arnaut
 
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