Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Mon, 26 Nov 2001 15:27:45 -0500 (EST), "Andrew R. Reiter" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> > As from OpenBSD (in shorter form):
> >       fd_set *fds = calloc(howmany(fd+1, NFDBITS), sizeof(fd_mask));
> But this is not portable.  The application is not allowed to assume
> anything about the structure of an fd_set, or the existence of a type
> `fd_mask', or the existence of a macro `howmany' (which is actually
> prohibited).  The only portable (in the sense of officially
> standardized) interface that doesn't suffer from this problem is
> poll().

This answers your original concern - convert it to use poll(2) instead
of select(2) and you will be safe from the "out of default fd_set"
without loosing portability.


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