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    Subjectsetsockopt(SOL_SOCKET, SO_SNDBUF) broken on 2.4.18?

    I run:

    Linux nice 2.4.18-pre7 #1 SMP Mon Jan 28 23:12:48 MET 2002 i686 unknown

    I noticed that whenever I do:

    setsockopt(fd, SOL_SOCKET, SO_SNDBUF....)

    followed by

    getsockopt(fd, SOL_SOCKET, SO_SNDBUF....)

    to verify what the kernel has set, I read TWICE as much the amount used
    for the set. That is, if I set 8192, I read 16384. Therefore, to set
    the correct size, I need to half the parameter first.

    Is this a known bug? Is it setsockopt or getsockopt which returns the
    wrong size?

    Here's sample code demonstrating the problem:

    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <sys/types.h>
    #include <sys/socket.h>
    #include <netinet/in.h>

    static void set_send_buf(int fd, int size)
    int new_len;
    int arglen = sizeof(new_len);

    if (-1 == setsockopt(fd, SOL_SOCKET, SO_SNDBUF, &size, sizeof(size)))

    if (-1 == getsockopt(fd, SOL_SOCKET, SO_SNDBUF, &new_len, &arglen))

    printf("size was %d, but set %d\n", size, new_len);

    int fd = socket(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, 0);

    set_send_buf(fd, 8192);
    set_send_buf(fd, 16384);

    When run, it displays:

    size was 8192, but set 16384
    size was 16384, but set 32768

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