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SubjectRe: UDP recvmsg blocks after select(), 2.6 bug?
On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 03:42:55PM -0700, Robert White wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org [mailto:linux-kernel-owner@vger.kernel.org]
> On Behalf Of Willy Tarreau
>
> > As I asked in a previous mail in this overly long thread, why not returning
> > zero bytes at all. It is perfectly valid to receive an UDP packet with 0
>
> Zero bytes is "end of file". Don't go trying to co-opt end of file. That way lies
> madness and despair.

Please explain me what "end of file" means with UDP. If your UDP-based app
expects to receive a zero when the other end stops transmitting, then it
might wait for a very long time. As opposed to TCP, there's no FIN control
flag to tell the remote host that you sent your last packet.

Willy

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