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SubjectRe: syslog() blocks on glibc 2.1.3 with kernel 2.2.x
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Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com> writes:

> If anything has to be changed it's (as suggested) the configuration
> or even the implementation of syslogd. Make it robust.

OK, but my current syslogd only listens to /dev/log as a SOCK_DGRAM.
If I wanted reliable syslogging, it would be listening on it as a
SOCK_STREAM. Maybe I care more about performance and backwards
compatibility than reliable syslogging. But whatever my reasons, my
connection to syslogd is already unreliable and therefore *should not
block*.

(Could a syslogd listen on /dev/log both as SOCK_DGRAM and as
SOCK_STREAM? If so, then your philosophy implies that glibc should be
trying SOCK_STREAM *first*, falling back to SOCK_DGRAM for historical
compatibility. Either way, when it uses datagrams, it should never
block, period.)

- Pat
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