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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: dbpoll() problems on Solaris 2.x
Date: Nov 24 1998 5:40PM
There seems to be a bug in OpenClient 11.1.1 ebf 7883 or later with
dbpoll() when the timeout parameter is passed as -1. Normally this
should cause dbpoll() to pause until results are available on a
connection, and then return.
With EBF 7883 and 8147 (and maybe others) dbpoll() returns immediately
and gives the return_reason as DBTIMEOUT (which is really what it
should return if the timeout value had been passed as 0 instead of
Now I don't personally have a support contract with Sybase (I'm just a
lowly consultant :-), but maybe one of you who do could open a case
with Sybase to see what the issue is.
A workaround is to not use -1 as timeout but instead some very large
number (at least here that produces the same result).
BTW - I noticed that in Sybase's MySupport program Sybperl is one of
the categories that you can select (which *should* mean that Sybase
would answer support questions regarding sybperl...)
(my support is a free, personalized support page available at
Michael Peppler -||- Data Migrations Inc.
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