Nonblocking I/O and POLL_BUG

Russ Allbery rra at
Tue Oct 26 05:47:29 UTC 1999

Dan Merillat <harik at> writes:

> Although, I've never seen this OS bug myself... what platforms is it
> known to occur on?  (select returning readable but read returning

I've not seen it anywhere other than on Solaris, but I've not looked for
it very hard either.  (I've seen a different bug on Linux with 2.0.x
kernels, namely a write to a socket that has been set nonblocking blocking
anyway.  Solution there was to put a call to select in front of it.)

Russ Allbery (rra at         <URL:>

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