[lkml]   [2002]   [Jul]   [17]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: close return value (was Re: [ANNOUNCE] Ext3 vs Reiserfs benchmarks)
On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 09:38:53PM -0700, Elladan wrote:

> The question is, does the OS standard guarantee that the fd is closed,
> even if close() returns EINTR or EIO? Just going by the normal usage of
> EINTR, one might think otherwise. It doesn't appear to be documented
> one way or another.
> Alan said you could just issue close again to make sure - the example
> shows that this is not the case. A second close is either required or
> forbidden in that example - and the behavior has to be well defined or
> you won't know which to do.

No, the behaviour is not well-defined at all.
The standard explicitly leaves undefined what happens when close returns
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:27    [W:0.124 / U:2.992 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site