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0005329OCaml~DO NOT USE (was: OCaml general)public2011-08-03 15:282013-08-31 12:44
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PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version3.12.0 
Target VersionFixed in Version3.13.0+dev 
Summary0005329: Include classic in the Unix module for Win32
DescriptionIt would be helpful if the old "classic" sockets implementation of were available. This could be called either Unix.old_select, Unix.fast_select, etc.

The old code from select.c can literally be pasted into the present file: the primitive simply needs to be renamed. For compatibility, the Unix distributions of would simply need an alias for The documentation need only make clear that on Windows you can only specify socket descriptors.
Additional InformationWhile very useful if you need a fully cross-platform version of select, the present implementation is over-kill (and must be slower, even if not relevantly) if all you're after is select on sockets.
TagsNo tags attached.
Attached Filespatch file icon ocaml-3.12.0-PR5329.patch [^] (4,361 bytes) 2012-01-13 17:31 [Show Content]

- Relationships
related to 0005327closed blocks under Windows if same socket listed in first and third arguments 

-  Notes
gerd (reporter)
2011-10-23 14:58

Supporting this. Also, the new select has had issues.

In Ocamlnet, the old version of select is available as Netsys_win32.real_select.
xleroy (administrator)
2011-12-19 11:56

I thought (but haven't checked) that the Win32 implementation of has a fast path for the (common) case where all FDs are sockets. If it's not the case, maybe adding such a fast path without changing the Unix interface would be the best solution. A patch would be welcome.
dra (developer)
2011-12-19 14:03

It doesn't appear to - the only call for sockets is to WSAEventSelect. I'm happy to code a patch (it will probably be after Christmas, though - my time has been squeezed recently but I'm working on an OCaml project again in the new year which is affected by this issue so I argue the dedicate time for helping).

My instinct would be to code it so that the default assumption is all sockets: so adapt fdlist_to_fdset to use Descr_kind_val to test each value as it goes and return 0 if they're all sockets and 1 if a non-socket value is found and use that to build either 3 fd_set values or, if any attempt fails, use the new function instead - does that sound reasonable?
xleroy (administrator)
2011-12-19 17:28

The approach you propose sounds fine. Please give it a try when you find the time. Thanks.
dra (developer)
2012-01-13 17:49

Patch attached - merges the old unix_select back in as proposed. The patch can be applied with PR5327 (both patches contain an identical fix to windbug.h - so the second one to be applied will fail on that file only). If this patch is applied, the error case in PR5327 can still be seen by adding Unix.stdin to the list of read sockets passed to (as that forces the code to use the Sylvain's version of select).

I've not corrected the indentation of the code on lines 1031-1266 as I figured that might cause issues with other pending patches. Those lines should be indented another 4 spaces.
xleroy (administrator)
2012-01-14 10:42

Patch applied in SVN trunk (with reindenting of lines 1031-1266).

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-08-03 15:28 dra New Issue
2011-10-23 14:58 gerd Note Added: 0006175
2011-12-19 11:56 xleroy Note Added: 0006382
2011-12-19 11:56 xleroy Status new => feedback
2011-12-19 14:03 dra Note Added: 0006387
2011-12-19 14:03 dra Status feedback => new
2011-12-19 17:28 xleroy Note Added: 0006392
2011-12-19 17:28 xleroy Status new => feedback
2011-12-21 12:09 xleroy Relationship added related to 0005327
2012-01-13 17:31 dra File Added: ocaml-3.12.0-PR5329.patch
2012-01-13 17:49 dra Note Added: 0006671
2012-01-13 17:49 dra Status feedback => new
2012-01-14 10:42 xleroy Note Added: 0006675
2012-01-14 10:42 xleroy Status new => resolved
2012-01-14 10:42 xleroy Resolution open => fixed
2012-01-14 10:42 xleroy Fixed in Version => 3.13.0+dev
2013-08-31 12:44 xleroy Status resolved => closed
2017-02-23 16:36 doligez Category OCaml general => -OCaml general
2017-03-03 17:55 doligez Category -OCaml general => -(deprecated) general
2017-03-03 18:01 doligez Category -(deprecated) general => ~deprecated (was: OCaml general)
2017-03-06 17:04 doligez Category ~deprecated (was: OCaml general) => ~DO NOT USE (was: OCaml general)

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