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    SubjectRe: close return value
    On Tue, 16 Jul 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > Yes, EAGAIN doesn't really work as a close return value, simply because
    > _nobody_ expects that (and leaving the file descriptor open after a
    > close() is definitely unexpected, ie people can very validly complain
    > about buggy behaviour).

    non-issue, since EAGAIN would violates the specs that don't list EGAIN
    (and EAGAIN in response does not make sense either, the kernel should
    then try harder to get the I/O completed).

    Matthias Andree
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