Illumos/SmartOS/Solaris issue when using eventport and keepalive at the same time

Yaroslav Zhuravlev yar at
Tue Mar 28 12:54:43 UTC 2017

On 18 Mar 2017, at 14:14, James <list at> wrote:

> On 17/03/2017 13:09, Maxim Dounin wrote:
> Hello!
>> There are problems with eventport implementation, known for at
>> least several years now, and these can be easily reproduced by
>> running our test suite with 'use eventport' added to test
>> configurations.  If I recall correctly, upstream keepalive is not
>> something important to trigger problems, any connection to an
>> upstream is basically enough.
>> Unfortunately, these problems are very low priority due to
>> minor popularity of Solaris.  Consider using /dev/poll instead,
>> which is the default, well tested and has no known problems.
> I accept all that but learnt the hard way myself.  Perhaps the docs could not recommend eventport with Solaris and warn against its use for now.  eg:

Hi James, 

Thanks, docs updated:

> Спасибо!
> James.
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