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Date:      Mon, 24 Jan 2000 12:35:06 -0800 (PST)
From:      Matthew Dillon <>
To:        Alfred Perlstein <>
Cc:        Mikhail Teterin <>, David Schwartz <>,, hackers@FreeBSD.ORG, bde@FreeBSD.ORG,
Subject:   Re: kern/13644
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000001bf669f$94c4ec70$> <> <>

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:The manpage has been updated in -current:
:     If timeout is a non-nil pointer, it specifies the maximum interval to
:     wait for the selection to complete.  System activity can lengthen the in-
:     terval by an indeterminate amount.
:     If timeout is a nil pointer, the select blocks indefinitely.
:     To effect a poll, the timeout argument should be non-nil, pointing to a
:     zero-valued timeval structure.
:If no one objects I'll be committing it to -stable and praying to the
:gods that this thread dies.

    'nil' ?  'nil' is the designation for an ascii 0, not a pointer.  
    Please use 'null' or 'NULL' -- for example, look at the gettimeofday
    man page.  'nil' has nothing to do with pointers.

					Matthew Dillon 

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