run_erl/to_erl on FreeBSD
Sat Apr 2 06:03:12 CEST 2005
On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 09:24:39AM +0200, Bjorn Gustavsson wrote:
} Which version of FreeBSD do you use? Does run_erl run using
} R10B-2 or R10B-3?
I am using FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE on this particular machine.
I found this bug report which goes into the gory details:
Basically the problem lies in the semantics of using select()
on a named pipe opened for reading for which there has never
been a writer. Solaris will return exactly one EOF. On this
FreeBSD 4.10 system select() just keeps on returning with the
pipe readable and read returning 0 (EOF).
OS X, being derived from FreeBSD, is somehow effected as well.
I think I'll just live without to_erl until I can schedule an
upgrade to FreeBSD 5.3 which presumable works.
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