Matthieu Herrb <> writes:

> this doesn't fix an issue I'm seeing on OpenBSD with xterm not beeing
> able to start (it makes the X server spin at 100% CPU in
> WaitForSomething()), while Jeremy's patches do fix the issue for me.

I think Jeremy's patch will cause the server to spin while any client is
not writable, which isn't good.

> I've not been able to really understand the issue yet, but that's a
> data point. (And I'm glad to see that it doesn't seem to be an OpenBSD
> specific issue :)

I'd bet anyone using poll(2) instead of epoll(2) will see the same
problems. It should be possible to reproduce this on Linux by using the
poll path instead of epoll.


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