In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> David Malone writes:
: Or don't work as the case may be ;-) Posix doesn't actually require
: select to be able to deal with large wait times (I think 31 days was
: the figure I found in the SUSv2 spec). Have a look at:

31 days, interestingly enough, is very close to the amount of time it
takes for a 32 bit counter to wrap in milliseconds.  Oh, wait, that's
49 days and a little bit.


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