Tokio spurious polls with poll evented

One of the users of my library async-timer encountered the issue with tokio unexpectedly waking up timerfd based Future.

Issue itself is here

But tl;dr is following:

  • Create timer with PollEvented;
  • Poll once to arm timer
  • Then for some reason tokio forces few wake ups when there is no interested from mio
  • Once timer is actually expired and mio notifies about read interest, timer is polled

I briefly looked over tokio source code and debugged code.
I'm pretty sure wake up is not coming from mio at least, but I do not understand why it would wake up without reason.
The only possible suspicion is that the way tokio's block_on work:

  • It iterates by polling passed future
  • It then iterates over pending futures(spawned) up to some constant number.
  • Parks

So my assumption is that something wakes up thread, but I do not see what could be.
If anyone has idea I would appreciate as I otherwise I'm lacking insight in tokio (and time to fix it)

P.s. do not ask why I do not post it on tokio discord, I'll appreciate any advise
P.s.s it happens only with timerfd/kqueue based timers which require mio.

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