DOS: Clients can freeze other clients smbd

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Tue Aug 31 16:38:57 GMT 1999

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > Hmmm. Why does this change improve things ? I remember
> > debugging one performance problem in the Vantive daemon where
> > the cost of doing the system calls to set/unset the alarm and
> > attendent signal handler were massively eating CPU.

 Mattias.Gronlund wrote:
> You might be right, I just start with the removal of all blocking
> socket-calls.

	On Suns, poll(2) is considered the "best" interface,
	for generality and speed, immediately followed by
	select(3), distantly followed by signaling schemes.
	Select, of course, is more portable than  poll.

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