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SubjectRe: syslog() blocks on glibc 2.1.3 with kernel 2.2.x
   From: (Patrick J. LoPresti)
Date: 23 Oct 2000 15:58:39 -0400

Is the Linux behavior even consistent with POSIX? You are saying
that SOCK_DGRAM behaves fundamentally differently for local
connections than for remote ones; in particular, the latter *do not
block* while the former do. Even if this is standard, it ought to
be documented better...

I did not say whether such calls block or not, during memory
allocation they might.

Look, show me how memcpy() can drop a packet and then we can continue
on about whether SOCK_DGRAM on AF_UNIX should behave one way or the
other ok? :-) Because this is all that AF_UNIX is, memcpy, like a
pipe. Therefore, the reliability distincion between
SOCK_DGRAM/SOCK_STREAM has no meaning for AF_UNIX sockets.

David S. Miller
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