Re: Should O_NONBLOCK be copied from listening socket to accepting socket?

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Mon Sep 04 2000 - 21:30:27 EST

   From: Michael Shields <>
   Date: 04 Sep 2000 20:27:53 +0000

   Is it required that the O_NONBLOCK flag be copied from a listening
   socket to an accepted socket? Dan Bernstein believes this is a

If we "fixed" this every inetd on every Linux system would
unfortunately stop working. So we have to remain bug compatible.

Alexey tried to do this "fix" and when I tested his change we spotted
this issue and thus did not put the "fix" in what we sent to Linus.

David S. Miller
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