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    SubjectRe: UDP recvmsg blocks after select(), 2.6 bug?
    On Thu, 7 Oct 2004, Martijn Sipkema wrote:

    > > > It does not matter - this behaviour should not be depended upon. There are
    > > > lots of other reasons why a packet might in fact not be available, kernels
    > > > are allowed to drop UDP packets at will.
    > >
    > > I've been lurking and reading this thread with great interest. I had been
    > > leaning towards thinking the kernel was wrong, until I read this email.
    > >
    > > This is a very excellent point.
    >
    > No, it isn't. If the kernel drops a UDP packet, select() should not return
    > indicating available data.

    The kernel can drop a packet after select() returns, and before read() is
    called. That's the whole point of *U*DP.
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