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SubjectRe: Client receives TCP packets but does not ACK
On Sun, Jun 17, 2001 at 05:13:43PM -0400, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> > Is there any logical reason why if, given fd is a connected, AF_INET,
> > SOCK_STREAM socket, and one does a write(fd, buffer, len); close(fd);
> > to the peer, over a rather slow network (read modem, satelite link, etc),
> > the data gets lost (the remote receives the disconnect before the last
> > packet). According to socket(7), even if SO_LINGER is not set, the data
> > is flushed in the background.
> >
> > Is it Linux or TCP specific? Or some obvious techincal detail I'm missing?
>
> The UNIX API (Linux, BSD, Solaris, OSF/1...) requires that you
> put that write() call in a loop, because you can get partial
> writes. Repeat until done... the OS might do 1 byte at a time.

Not so true. The write is completed successfuly, ie.
size == write(fd, buf, size); so the data actually gets to the kernel's
network buffer, only the background polling is not done properly, in the
way I see things.
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