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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: select() says closed socket readable
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> From: kuznet@ms2.inr.ac.ru
> > For linux 2.4.2, select() indicates socket ready for read on a
> > socket that's never been connected.
>
> Right. It does not block on read, hence it is readable.

No, a socket that's never been connected isn't readable, hence
select() shouldn't be returning a value of 1 on it.

> > This is inconsistent
>
> This is perfectly consistent. Reaction to bugs in applications
> is undefined.

No this behavior isn't consistent with previous versions of Linux
nor is it consistent with other implementations of Unix.
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