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SubjectRe: syslog() blocks on glibc 2.1.3 with kernel 2.2.x
Followup to:  <>
By author: Kurt Roeckx <>
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> On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 03:58:39PM -0400, Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
> > "David S. Miller" <> writes:
> >
> > > SOCK_DGRAM over AF_UNIX is reliable, it's a local transport.
> >
> > This is contrary to the documentation ("man socket"). The behavior
> > you describe is what I would expect for SOCK_SEQPACKET, not
> SOCK_DGRAM is only as reliable as the underlying protocol. If the
> unerlying one is not reliable, neither is SOCK_DGRAM. It will not
> do anything to make it more reliable, unlike others.

Again, SOCK_DGRAM is reliable over AF_UNIX, because AF_UNIX does not
implement any nonreliable transports.


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