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SubjectRe: Problems with kernel-2.2.19-6.2.7 from RH update for 6.2
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On Monday 20 August 2001 09:11, you wrote:
> Hello!
>
> > socket(PF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, IPPROTO_IP) = 40
> > fcntl(40, F_GETFL) = 0x2 (flags O_RDWR)
> > fcntl(40, F_SETFL, O_RDWR|O_NONBLOCK) = 0
> > setsockopt(40, SOL_SOCKET, SO_LINGER, [1], 8) = 0
> > connect(40, {sin_family=AF_INET, sin_port=htons(2030),
> > sin_addr=inet_addr("127.0.0.1")}}, 16) = -1 EINPROGRESS (Operation now in
> > progress)
> > select(41, NULL, [40], NULL, {180, 0}) = 1 (out [40], left {180, 0})
> > getsockopt(40, SOL_SOCKET, SO_ERROR, [0], [4]) = 0
> > select(41, [40], NULL, NULL, {180, 0}) = 1 (in [40], left {175, 550000})
> > ioctl(4, FIONREAD, [0]) = 0
> > select(41, [40], NULL, NULL, {180, 0}) = 1 (in [40], left {180, 0})
> > recv(4, 0x806aa28, 1, 0x4000) = -1 EAGAIN (Resource temporarily
> > unavailable)
> >
> > As far as you can see select say that socket is writable after connect.
> > This mean that connection is completed... But later before read we do
> > select on read, and get OK. But recv fails with EAGAIN. This situation is
> > repeated constantly. The program stucks in the loop trying to connect,
> > but fails.
> >
> > Any ideas what can this be?

> F.e. this can be recv() on wrong descriptor, which is seen from strace
> above.
>
> :-)

Oups... I should sleep for at least 9 hours when I wrote it. :-(( It looks
like a bug.

> BTW why do you use funny getsockopt instead of canonical non-blocking
> connect?

Hmmm... If I know what canonical non-blocking connect is, I would use it I
think...

Also I use getsockopt to get an error. I set non-blocking with fcntl.

> Does standard way have some drawbacks or it is just legal desire
> to "think different"? :-)

No. Just usual lameness. I read lot of FAQs, play with the code, and this is
the combination which works. Actually thttpd also uses this (if I am not
mistaken).

> The question is very interesting: it is big
> puzzle for me what does motivate people to invent such strange combinations
> of selct/ioctl/getsockopt (f.e. qmail did another bizarre thing:
> getpeername() in the place where you use getsockopt(), so strace
> looks like a shizophrenic dialogue to itself: "I am Bob!", ...
> "Am I really Bob?" ... "Am I still Bob?" and so on for 3 minutes. :-))

Eeerrhhh... Let's not touch Berstein, or he will rfuse answering my
bugreports if I will ever change Postfix to QMail. He is a special guy. QMail
is the only software I can not read like a book...

> And the second note: the whole sequence is equivalent to plain blocking
> connect, only with lots of overhead. In all the OSes standard connect
> timeout is of order 2-4 minutes. Yes, Linux-2.2 is unfortunate exception
> (13 minutes), but the difference is purely quantitative yet and for any
> installation this should be changed to smaller value via sysctl in any
> case.

The problem here is that I need to tune timeout for: each connection, and for
connect, and read/write separately. If you could give me an advise how to do
this more effective, I would be really glad.

Actually the problem was anyway in my app. I have fixed it.

--
Sincerely Yours,
Denis Perchine

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