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SubjectRe: socket write(2) after remote shutdown(2) problem ?
On Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 04:04:51AM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:

> As you can see, read() doesn't return any error, just 0 to
> indicate end-of-file (seems correct interpretation of remote
> shutdown here), but it doesn't report any error from the
> precedent write... Bug ?
>
> Race, wait a bit, the reset will arrive.

Ok, I investigated this a bit more using setsockopt(...,SO_ERROR,...)

After the write in the client (which is done after the server has
shutdown()'ed it), the error bit is set on the client socket
(-EPIPE).

If the client issues a second write, the write fails (correctly)
setting errno to -EPIPE.

If the client issues a read, read doesn't return an error. The
socket error bit is still there however, even after read() returns.

If the client issues a close, close will return 0 too.

Whether the read() should return the error bit or not is
debatable, but IMHO close at least should propagate the error.

Stelian.
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