From: Paolo Bonzini <>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 09:52:42 +0200

Backported from Gnulib.

2012-05-21  Paolo Bonzini  <>

        poll/select: prevent busy-waiting.  SwitchToThread() only gives away
        the rest of the current time slice to another thread in the current
        process. So if the thread that feeds the file decscriptor we're
        polling is not in the current process, we get busy-waiting.
        * lib/poll.c: Use SleepEx(1, TRUE) instead of SwitchToThread().
        Patch from Theodore Leblond.
        * lib/select.c: Split polling out of the loop that sets the output
        fd_sets.  Check for zero result and loop if the wait timeout is

Signed-off-by: Stepan Kasal <>
 compat/poll/poll.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/compat/poll/poll.c b/compat/poll/poll.c
index 31163f2..a9b41d8 100644
--- a/compat/poll/poll.c
+++ b/compat/poll/poll.c
@@ -605,7 +605,7 @@ restart:
   if (!rc && timeout == INFTIM)
-      SwitchToThread();
+      SleepEx (1, TRUE);
       goto restart;

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