Regarding select() on PPC

Sadashiiv, Halesh halesh.sadashiv at
Sat Sep 20 00:28:09 EST 2008

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Josh Boyer [mailto:jwboyer at]
>Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 7:49 PM
>To: Sadashiiv, Halesh
>Cc: linuxppc-embedded at
>Subject: Re: Regarding select() on PPC
>On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 07:00:07PM +0530, Sadashiiv, Halesh wrote:
>>>For negetive value of n (first argument to select) select fails with
>>>But for the same when I tested for PowerPC it was giving EFAULT,
>>>Its on 2.6.16 kernel.
>2.6.16 is really old.  I tested your testcase on a 2.6.25 based kernel
>a ppc64 machine and it seemed to work fine.

Thanks for the info,

I am using PPC32, I think it doest not matters on 2.6.16 as I manually
checked the select source with 2.6.23 and no changes seen.
Even the same testcase passes on MIPS32 with 2.6.16.


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