Will AF_UNIX drop packets ever?

From: H. Peter Anvin (hpa@zytor.com)
Date: Wed Mar 05 2003 - 16:24:58 EST

Hi all,

Question... I have heard conflicting info if (AF_UNIX, SOCK_DGRAM)
sockets will drop packets or not. I would appreciate a conclusive
answer for the Linux kernel specifically. Alternatively, is (AF_UNIX,
SOCK_SEQPACKET) implemented in Linux?


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