calls to select(2) ignore exceptions

Godmar Back gback at
Tue Aug 18 00:11:55 PDT 1998


> In the course of trying to track down an unrelated bug, I noticed that
> when calling select(2), kaffe is ignoring any "exceptional conditions".
> This seems like a bad thing to do. It should throw an IOException if
> there are any exceptions on a file descriptor.

 Why should it do that?  Can you give examples where exceptional
conditions are mapped to exceptions?

	- Godmar

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