Portability question - waitid() missing

Kostik Belousov kostikbel at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 13:28:18 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 02:04:19PM +0200, Jukka A. Ukkonen wrote:
> Greetings everybody,
> Would there be enough interest in the community to merge a new system call
> to FreeBSD? A the moment there is no waitid() which is anyhow part of the
> current POSIX specification...
> http://www.unix.com/man-page/POSIX/3posix/waitid/
> #include<sys/wait.h>
> int waitid(idtype_t idtype, id_t id, siginfo_t *infop, int options)
> I implemented waitid() already on 7.0, and I have kept it as a part of my
> system all the time through all 7.x updates.
> If there were enough interest in the community to merge the implementation
> to the common core, I could port the changes to 8.x and donate it.
> So, are there committers willing to try the code in their own kernels and
> then, if everything seems to be stable after the change, commit the change
> to the common source tree?

The proper implementation of waitid(2) definitely will be committed
(consider this the promise from me).
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