[cgl_discussion] Re: alternate event logging proposal

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Tue Sep 24 17:09:55 PDT 2002

Tim Hockin wrote:

> a single device_event file that a daemon reads and dispatches events (I 
> like this one because the daemon is already written, just poorly named - 
> acpid)

Couldn't you just have the message sent to every process that has
opened the file (and have every interested process open the file and
read it in a non-blocking or blocking mode?)

That seems to negate the need for something like acpid, but it does
not preclude it's use.

> For things like netif_carrier, poll() is probably best - the DHCP client 
> can be fully self contained, and not need an eventd to alert it to a 
> signal change.  Of course, acpid does support UNIX socket connections 
> from apps like DHCP....

I would prefer an event, and it can still be self contained if my
idea above is actually workable.



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