Kernel poll Linux 2.6 support

Mickael Remond <>
Fri Dec 16 10:56:44 CET 2005


Here is a patch we have been using with succes on several production
It enables Linux 2.6 kernel poll support
(enabled with ./configure --enable-kernel-poll) 

Then, you can enable Kernel polling from the command-line
./bin/erl +K true 
(This is what has already been integrated for FreeBSD).

I have talk about it with some developers during EUC, and it seems that
it could be a good addition to Erlang/OTP.
Heavy networking is really impressive with this patch: CPU consumption
is dramatically reduced.

Mickaël Rémond

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