File 0003-sd-event-always-call-epoll_ctl-on-mask-updates-if-ed.patch of Package systemd

From b63c8d4f0364457b0ead8793504012bb7113974f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: David Herrmann <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:47:23 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] sd-event: always call epoll_ctl() on mask-updates if

A call to sd_event_source_set_io_events() skipps calling into the kernel
if the new event-mask matches the old one. This is safe for
level-triggered sources as the kernel moves them onto the ready-list
automatically if events change. However, edge-triggered sources might not
be on the ready-list even though events are present.

A call to sd_event_source_set_io_events() with EPOLLET set might thus be
used to just move the io-source onto the ready-list so the next poll
will return it again. This is very useful to avoid starvation in
priority-based event queues.

Imagine a read() loop on an edge-triggered fd. If we cannot read data fast
enough to drain the receive queue, we might decide to skip reading for now
and schedule it for later. On edge-triggered io-sources we have to make
sure it's put on the ready-list so the next dispatch-round will return it
again if it's still the highest priority task. We could make sd-event
handle edge-triggered sources directly and allow marking them ready again.
However, it's much simpler to let the kernel do that for now via
 src/libsystemd/sd-event/sd-event.c |    3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git src/libsystemd/sd-event/sd-event.c src/libsystemd/sd-event/sd-event.c
index 53f1904..a21f7db 100644
--- src/libsystemd/sd-event/sd-event.c
+++ src/libsystemd/sd-event/sd-event.c
@@ -1282,7 +1282,8 @@ _public_ int sd_event_source_set_io_events(sd_event_source *s, uint32_t events)
         assert_return(s->event->state != SD_EVENT_FINISHED, -ESTALE);
         assert_return(!event_pid_changed(s->event), -ECHILD);
-        if (s-> == events)
+        /* edge-triggered updates are never skipped, so we can reset edges */
+        if (s-> == events && !(events & EPOLLET))
                 return 0;
         if (s->enabled != SD_EVENT_OFF) {