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SubjectRe: Finding out socket/pipe connectivity status
> 	write(stdout, request);
> /* reference point [A] */
> read(stdin, response);
>
> So my idea had been to launch another thread that monitors stdin for
> 'breakage' and unmount the fs before a user can start an operation on
> myfs. So I've been trying to complete the idea to code. You say a
> broken socket raises the read flag, so:

Your connection can break at any point even mid-write so you must handle
it. You have no real choice.

You can try and spot it earlier by using select/poll and checking for
error. In which case I'd use poll() as it is a bit more clear about what
event you get

Then poll stdin and stdout. The kernel will give you back

POLLERR - an error condition
POLLHUP - a hangup

if at the point you poll an error has already occurred. You can do this
with select and the socket error and related stuff buts its uglier

Alan


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