[erlang-questions] clipping of max# of file descriptors by erts when kernel poll is enabled

Matthew Dempsky <>
Sat Aug 23 02:14:18 CEST 2008


On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Joel Reymont <> wrote:
> This happens on Mac OSX Leopard but should affect other platforms as
> well.

Erlang doesn't use poll(2) on OS X, because it's broken for devices
(e.g., it never reports readability on /dev/null; see erts/configure's
test for "checking for working poll()").



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