[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Tue Oct 24 08:54:33 CDT 2006

On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 01:42:47PM +0200, Andrew Gaylard wrote:
> On 10/23/06, Jonathan C. Patschke <jp at celestrion.net>wrote:


>> My main reason for using Linux is that the app I need isn't ported to
>>> Solaris, and when I tried to do the port myself, it wasn't simple.
>>> For instance, Solaris doesn't have
>>>    fnctl( fd, O_ASYNC, ...)
>> Well, yes.  The man page on Linux says:
>>    The use of O_ASYNC, F_GETOWN, F_SETOWN is specific to BSD and Linux.
>> Hence, they should not be used in portable code.  select() or a blocking
>> background thread would be a more portable solution.
> I know, I know, but this is the world we live in... :-( More & more
> code is being written for a certain OS on a certain CPU family.  No
> names mentioned.

Yes, but not the first time in computing history this was how it was.
10 years ago, it was all written for a different OS on a different CPU
family.  Doesn't stop it from being highly annoying.

Michael Parson
mparson at bl.org

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