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Author neologix
Recipients gvanrossum, neologix, pitrou, python-dev, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2014-01-23.22:21:08
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> Ah? The manual page of epoll_wait() says:
> "The  timeout  argument specifies the minimum number of milliseconds that
epoll_wait() will block.  (This interval will be rounded up to the system
clock granularity, and kernel scheduling delays mean that the blocking
 interval may  overrun  by  a  small  amount.)"
> I read minimum, not maximum here :-)

Yes, but we're talking about a 1e-4 accuracy here: I really doubt all
hardware supports high-resolution timers. epoll() returning 1e-4s before
the passed delay doesn't surprise me.

> If epoll_wait(timeout_ms) may wait less than timeout_ms seconds, asyncio
algorithm is wrong, or at least inefficient. It should loop until the time
delta is at least total_timeout seconds. See the original issue:

Not really: sure, an early wakeup can cause spurious loops, but this should
be really rare: how often is the main event loop called with
sub-millisecond timeouts?
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