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Revision: 1.99
Committed: Wed Jan 7 20:45:52 2009 UTC (15 years, 6 months ago) by root
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: rel-3_52
Changes since 1.98: +1 -0 lines
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3.52

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# Content
1 Revision history for libev, a high-performance and full-featured event loop.
2
3 3.52 Wed Jan 7 21:43:02 CET 2009
4 - fix compilation of select backend in fd_set mode when NFDBITS is
5 missing (to get it to compile on QNX, reported by Rodrigo Campos).
6 - better select-nfds handling when select backend is in fd_set mode.
7 - diagnose fd_set overruns when select backend is in fd_set mode.
8 - due to a thinko, instead of disabling everything but
9 select on the borked OS X platform, everything but select was
10 allowed (reported by Emanuele Giaquinta).
11 - actually verify that local and remote port are matching in
12 libev's socketpair emulation, which makes denial-of-service
13 attacks harder (but not impossible - it's windows). Make sure
14 it even works under vista, which thinks that getpeer/sockname
15 should return fantasy port numbers.
16 - include "libev" all assertion messages for potentially
17 clearer diagnostics.
18 - event_get_version (libevent compatibility) returned
19 a useless string instead of the expected version string
20 (patch by W.C.A. Wijngaards).
21
22 3.51 Wed Dec 24 23:00:11 CET 2008
23 - fix a bug where an inotify watcher was added twice, causing
24 freezes on hash collisions (reported and analysed by Graham Leggett).
25 - new config symbol, EV_USE_CLOCK_SYSCALL, to make libev use
26 a direct syscall - slower, but no dependency on librt et al.
27 - assume negative return values != -1 signals success of port_getn
28 (http://cvs.epicsol.org/cgi/viewcvs.cgi/epic5/source/newio.c?rev=1.52)
29 (no known failure reports, but it doesn't hurt).
30 - fork detection in ev_embed now stops and restarts the watcher
31 automatically.
32 - EXPERIMENTAL: default the method to operator () in ev++.h,
33 to make it nicer to use functors (requested by Benedek László).
34 - fixed const object callbacks in ev++.h.
35 - replaced loop_ref argument of watcher.set (loop) by a direct
36 ev_loop * in ev++.h, to avoid clashes with functor patch.
37 - do not try to watch the empty string via inotify.
38 - inotify watchers could be leaked under certain circumstances.
39 - OS X 10.5 is actually even more broken than earlier versions,
40 so fall back to select on that piece of garbage.
41 - fixed some weirdness in the ev_embed documentation.
42
43 3.49 Wed Nov 19 11:26:53 CET 2008
44 - ev_stat watchers will now use inotify as a mere hint on
45 kernels <2.6.25, or if the filesystem is not in the
46 "known to be good" list.
47 - better mingw32 compatibility (it's not as borked as native win32)
48 (analysed by Roger Pack).
49 - include stdio.h in the example program, as too many people are
50 confused by the weird C language otherwise. I guess the next thing
51 I get told is that the "..." ellipses in the examples don't compile
52 with their C compiler.
53
54 3.48 Thu Oct 30 09:02:37 CET 2008
55 - further optimise away the EPOLL_CTL_ADD/MOD combo in the epoll
56 backend by assuming the kernel event mask hasn't changed if
57 ADD fails with EEXIST.
58 - work around spurious event notification bugs in epoll by using
59 a 32-bit generation counter. recreate kernel state if we receive
60 spurious notifications or unwanted events. this is very costly,
61 but I didn't come up with this horrible design.
62 - use memset to initialise most arrays now and do away with the
63 init functions.
64 - expand time-out strategies into a "Be smart about timeouts" section.
65 - drop the "struct" from all ev_watcher declarations in the
66 documentation and did other clarifications (yeah, it was a mistake
67 to have a struct AND a function called ev_loop).
68 - fix a bug where ev_default would not initialise the default
69 loop again after it was destroyed with ev_default_destroy.
70 - rename syserr to ev_syserr to avoid name clashes when embedding,
71 do similar changes for event.c.
72
73 3.45 Tue Oct 21 21:59:26 CEST 2008
74 - disable inotify usage on linux <2.6.25, as it is broken
75 (reported by Yoann Vandoorselaere).
76 - ev_stat errornously would try to add inotify watchers
77 even when inotify wasn't available (this should only
78 have a performance impact).
79 - ev_once now passes both timeout and io to the callback if both
80 occur concurrently, instead of giving timeouts precedence.
81 - disable EV_USE_INOTIFY when sys/inotify.h is too old.
82
83 3.44 Mon Sep 29 05:18:39 CEST 2008
84 - embed watchers now automatically invoke ev_loop_fork on the
85 embedded loop when the parent loop forks.
86 - new function: ev_now_update (loop).
87 - verify_watcher was not marked static.
88 - improve the "associating..." manpage section.
89 - documentation tweaks here and there.
90
91 3.43 Sun Jul 6 05:34:41 CEST 2008
92 - include more include files on windows to get struct _stati64
93 (reported by Chris Hulbert, but doesn't quite fix his issue).
94 - add missing #include <io.h> in ev.c on windows (reported by
95 Matt Tolton).
96
97 3.42 Tue Jun 17 12:12:07 CEST 2008
98 - work around yet another windows bug: FD_SET actually adds fd's
99 multiple times to the fd_*SET*, despite official MSN docs claiming
100 otherwise. Reported and well-analysed by Matt Tolton.
101 - define NFDBITS to 0 when EV_SELECT_IS_WINSOCKET to make it compile
102 (reported any analysed by Chris Hulbert).
103 - fix a bug in ev_ebadf (this function is only used to catch
104 programming errors in the libev user). reported by Matt Tolton.
105 - fix a bug in fd_intern on win32 (could lead to compile errors
106 under some circumstances, but would work correctly if it compiles).
107 reported by Matt Tolton.
108 - (try to) work around missing lstat on windows.
109 - pass in the write fd set as except fd set under windows. windows
110 is so uncontrollably lame that it requires this. this means that
111 switching off oobinline is not supported (but tcp/ip doesn't
112 have oob, so that would be stupid anyways.
113 - use posix module symbol to auto-detect monotonic clock presence
114 and some other default values.
115
116 3.41 Fri May 23 18:42:54 CEST 2008
117 - work around an obscure bug in winsocket select: if you
118 provide only empty fd sets then select returns WSAEINVAL. how sucky.
119 - improve timer scheduling stability and reduce use of time_epsilon.
120 - use 1-based 2-heap for EV_MINIMAL, simplifies code, reduces
121 codesize and makes for better cache-efficiency.
122 - use 3-based 4-heap for !EV_MINIMAL. this makes better use
123 of cpu cache lines and gives better growth behaviour than
124 2-based heaps.
125 - cache timestamp within heap for !EV_MINIMAL, to avoid random
126 memory accesses.
127 - document/add EV_USE_4HEAP and EV_HEAP_CACHE_AT.
128 - fix a potential aliasing issue in ev_timer_again.
129 - add/document ev_periodic_at, retract direct access to ->at.
130 - improve ev_stat docs.
131 - add portability requirements section.
132 - fix manpage headers etc.
133 - normalise WSA error codes to lower range on windows.
134 - add consistency check code that can be called automatically
135 or on demand to check for internal structures (ev_loop_verify).
136
137 3.31 Wed Apr 16 20:45:04 CEST 2008
138 - added last minute fix for ev_poll.c by Brandon Black.
139
140 3.3 Wed Apr 16 19:04:10 CEST 2008
141 - event_base_loopexit should return 0 on success
142 (W.C.A. Wijngaards).
143 - added linux eventfd support.
144 - try to autodetect epoll and inotify support
145 by libc header version if not using autoconf.
146 - new symbols: EV_DEFAULT_UC and EV_DEFAULT_UC_.
147 - declare functions defined in ev.h as inline if
148 C99 or gcc are available.
149 - enable inlining with gcc versions 2 and 3.
150 - work around broken poll implementations potentially
151 not clearing revents field in ev_poll (Brandon Black)
152 (no such systems are known at this time).
153 - work around a bug in realloc on openbsd and darwin,
154 also makes the errornous valgrind complaints
155 go away (noted by various people).
156 - fix ev_async_pending, add c++ wrapper for ev_async
157 (based on patch sent by Johannes Deisenhofer.
158 - add sensible set method to ev::embed.
159 - made integer constants type int in ev.h.
160
161 3.2 Wed Apr 2 17:11:19 CEST 2008
162 - fix a 64 bit overflow issue in the select backend,
163 by using fd_mask instead of int for the mask.
164 - rename internal sighandler to avoid clash with very old perls.
165 - entering ev_loop will not clear the ONESHOT or NONBLOCKING
166 flags of any outer loops anymore.
167 - add ev_async_pending.
168
169 3.1 Thu Mar 13 13:45:22 CET 2008
170 - implement ev_async watchers.
171 - only initialise signal pipe on demand.
172 - make use of sig_atomic_t configurable.
173 - improved documentation.
174
175 3.0 Mon Jan 28 13:14:47 CET 2008
176 - API/ABI bump to version 3.0.
177 - ev++.h includes "ev.h" by default now, not <ev.h>.
178 - slightly improved documentation.
179 - speed up signal detection after a fork.
180 - only optionally return trace status changed in ev_child
181 watchers.
182 - experimental (and undocumented) loop wrappers for ev++.h.
183
184 2.01 Tue Dec 25 08:04:41 CET 2007
185 - separate Changes file.
186 - fix ev_path_set => ev_stat_set typo.
187 - remove event_compat.h from the libev tarball.
188 - change how include files are found.
189 - doc updates.
190 - update licenses, explicitly allow for GPL relicensing.
191
192 2.0 Sat Dec 22 17:47:03 CET 2007
193 - new ev_sleep, ev_set_(io|timeout)_collect_interval.
194 - removed epoll from embeddable fd set.
195 - fix embed watchers.
196 - renamed ev_embed.loop to other.
197 - added exported Symbol tables.
198 - undefine member wrapper macros at the end of ev.c.
199 - respect EV_H in ev++.h.
200
201 1.86 Tue Dec 18 02:36:57 CET 2007
202 - fix memleak on loop destroy (not relevant for perl).
203
204 1.85 Fri Dec 14 20:32:40 CET 2007
205 - fix some aliasing issues w.r.t. timers and periodics
206 (not relevant for perl).
207
208 (for historic versions refer to EV/Changes, found in the Perl interface)
209
210 0.1 Wed Oct 31 21:31:48 CET 2007
211 - original version; hacked together in <24h.
212