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    SubjectRe: writev() BUGS!
    On Wed, Jun 02, 1999 at 11:30:50PM +0000, Jens-Uwe Mager wrote:

    > Uhm, are you sure? I have never seen that behaviour on any
    > other Unix. If a socket is in blocking mode, writev (or send)
    > is supposed to sleep until all is send or an error occurs. I
    > would believe a lot software would break if write returned partial
    > results on blocking software. On the reading side the bahaviour is
    > known and the applications compensate for that. The description at
    > <http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xns/send.html> makes me
    > believe that write/send shouldn't do partial things on blocking sockets.

    I thought you were wrong, but now I think you are right (at least wrt Digital
    Unix). Here is the Digital Unix man page:

    http://alisa.ucsd.edu/cgi/webman?SEARCH+man2+write.2.gz

    Jim

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