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    SubjectRe: X-Inside posts Linux bug, has it been reported anywhere else?

    In your message of 17 November 1996 you write:

    > From: (Thomas Roell)
    > Date: 12 Nov 1996 09:27:42 -0700
    > We found now the problem. Basically it's a LINUX kernel bug. It seems
    > to appear at least on kernels between 2.0.0 and 2.0.22. Older kernels
    > do work fine. In case I don't bore anybody, here what's really
    > happening. If you do a read() system call in a non-blocking device,
    > and it get's interrupted in the system call (which kind of should not
    > happen at all), then a posix compilant system (and LINUX for that
    > matter) should return an error of EAGAIN. However the kernels
    > mentioned above randomly return either EINTR (which is for blocking
    > devices) or ERESTARTSYS, which the docs say "Should never be seen by
    > user programs".
    > Umm... that sounds interesting. What evidence do you have to
    > demonstrate this? (You realize that just because strace shows
    > ERESTARTSYS doesn't mean that the user program ever gets the
    > ERESTARTSYS; the system call just gets restarted.)

    What about looking at what read() returns ?

    > What device were you finding this before? I've just desk-checked the
    > tty N_TTY code, and it sure doesn't look like it has this problem. Each
    > device implements its own reader code, though, so you really need to
    > specify which device you were using.

    Socket-io code. Linus got me this fix:

    --- v2.0.25/linux/net/ipv4/tcp.c Wed Nov 13 11:26:24 1996
    +++ linux/net/ipv4/tcp.c Thu Nov 14 20:56:46 1996
    @@ -1420,6 +1420,8 @@
    if (copied)
    copied = -ERESTARTSYS;
    + if (nonblock)
    + copied = -EAGAIN;

    - Thomas
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