Use epoll instead of select on linux

ardeujho ardeujho at
Tue Feb 18 22:13:07 UTC 2014

I've created a pull request that replaces use of 'select' with 'epoll'
for Self running on Linux:

Epoll has better performance than select when there is a large number of
open files and does not have the 1,024 file descriptor limit.

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