libevent and epoll

Perrin Harkins
23 Sep 2003 00:22:14 -0400

On Thu, 2003-09-11 at 16:25, Brad Fitzpatrick wrote:
> You don't need 2.6 for epoll; there's a 2.4 backport of it that works
> beautifully.  It's just a small kernel patch away.

I feel lame asking this, but can anyone give me a pointer on exactly how
this patch is enabled?  I'm running Red Hat's 2.4.20-20.9 kernel, but
couldn't find any epoll patches that would successfully apply to it, so
I went and grabbed 2.4.21 from and that patched cleanly.  Now
I can't figure out how to enable it in xconfig.  One page said I should
see it under "Character Devices" but I don't see anything that sounds
remotely likely under there.  Is there no additional configuration
needed with this patch?  Any hints?

- Perrin