[ircd-ratbox] comm_fd_hack

Dustin Marquess jailbird at alcatraz.fdf.net
Sun Nov 20 16:08:44 UTC 2005

Aaron Sethman wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Nov 2005, Dustin Marquess wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm slightly confused about comm_fd_hack in ratbox 2.1.7.
>> It says Solaris's stdio only supports fds < 256, yet it forces all fds 
>> to start at 257?  Is it just me, or is it backwards?
> This is the correct way to do it.  This pushes all of the non-stdio 
> fds(sockets and the like) out of the way so that stdio can use fds < 256.
>> If this is really how this is supposed to work, then maybe the follow 
>> line in listener.c needs to be changed for Solaris machines:
>>        else if((HARD_FDLIMIT - 10) < fd)
> Yeah for Solaris, you'd probably just need to add 256 to HARD_FDLIMIT, 
> or just accept the fact that doing --with-maxclients on Solaris is kinda 
> odd. (If Sun would actually *fix* the problem, it would be a non-issue)

Okay, gotcha.  Thanks!

Ya, I've learned not to hold my breath waiting for Sun to fix thinggs.


More information about the ircd-ratbox mailing list