SELRECORD(9) FreeBSD Kernel Developer's Manual SELRECORD(9)


seldrain, selrecord, selwakeuprecord and wakeup select requests


#include < sys/param.h>
#include < sys/selinfo.h>

seldrain( struct selinfo *sip);

selrecord( struct thread *td, struct selinfo *sip);

selwakeup( struct selinfo *sip);


seldrain(), selrecord() and selwakeup() are the three central functions used by select(2), poll(2) and the objects that are being selected on. They handle the task of recording which threads are waiting on which objects and the waking of the proper threads when an event of interest occurs on an object.

selrecord() records that the calling thread is interested in events related to a given object. If another thread is already waiting on the object a collision will be flagged in sip which will be later dealt with by selwakeup().

selrecord() acquires and releases sellock.

selwakeup() is called by the underlying object handling code in order to notify any waiting threads that an event of interest has occurred. If a collision has occurred, selwakeup() will increment nselcoll, and broadcast on the global cv in order to wake all waiting threads so that they can handle it. If the thread waiting on the object is not currently sleeping or the wait channel is not selwait, selwakeup() will clear the TDF_SELECT flag which should be noted by select(2) and poll(2) when they wake up.

seldrain() will flush the waiters queue on a specified object before its destruction. The object handling code must ensure that *sip cannot be used once seldrain() has been called.

The contents of *sip must be zeroed, such as by softc initialization, before any call to selrecord() or selwakeup(), otherwise a panic may occur. selwakeup() acquires and releases sellock and may acquire and release sched_lock. seldrain() could usually be just a wrapper for selwakeup(), but consumers should not generally rely on this feature.


poll(2), select(2)


This manual page was written by Chad David <davidc@FreeBSD.org> and Alfred Perlstein <alfred@FreeBSD.org>.
August 25, 2011 FreeBSD