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[Xen-devel] [PATCH] libxl: libxl__ev_fd_callback: Document perhaps-no-retry semantics

Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: Anthony PERARD <anthony.perard@xxxxxxxxxx>
 tools/libxl/libxl_internal.h | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/tools/libxl/libxl_internal.h b/tools/libxl/libxl_internal.h
index 43947b1b07..153566acd0 100644
--- a/tools/libxl/libxl_internal.h
+++ b/tools/libxl/libxl_internal.h
@@ -232,6 +232,14 @@ typedef void libxl__ev_fd_callback(libxl__egc *egc, 
libxl__ev_fd *ev,
    * It is not permitted to listen for the same or overlapping events
    * on the same fd using multiple different libxl__ev_fd's.
+   * Note that (depending on the underlying event loop implementation)
+   * it is possible that a the fd callback system is `level triggered'
+   * or `event triggered'.  That is, the callback may be called only
+   * once for each transition from not ready to ready.  So the
+   * callback must generally contain a loop which exhausts the fd,
+   * rather than relying on being called again if the fd is still
+   * ready.
+   *
    * (Spurious wakeups, and spurious bits set in revents, are
    * suppressed by the libxl event core.)

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