Re: select() doesn't respect SO_RCVLOWAT ?

From: Alan Cox
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 08:27:41 EST

On Gwe, 2005-03-11 at 20:26, Felix Matathias wrote:
> Dear Alan,
> I am positive. I can setsockopt, and then, getsockopt returns the value
> that I requested.

Ok I misremembered - its SNDLOWAT that is locked to one in Linux.

> Stevens very clearly states that SO_RCVLOWAT has a direct impact on
> select() and I assumed that this would be the case for Linux.
> What is the rationale for not complying with that ? Is it the micromanagement
> of select() that you dislike ? Isn't a significant reduction in the
> amount of read operations a real gain in high speed networking ?

I believe since we implement SO_SNDLOWAT that its a bug. Stevens and
1003.1g both agree with your expectations. The right list is probably
netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx however.


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