Subject: Re: write() returning -1 and EINTR?
To: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 12/16/2002 23:39:58
On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 03:53:56PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> > Then again, when exactly are writes atomic? Only when writing to disk?
> Almost never!
> Probably only for writes of less than PIPE_MAX bytes to pipes.
> Maybe it depends on what you mean by 'atomic'.
As in, if I write() a meg of data to disk and I get a signal in the
middle, does the write() complete before the signal is delivered?
A friend of mine swears the write() completes first.
Kevin P. Neal http://www.pobox.com/~kpn/
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from Steve Gombosi, comp.sys.super, 31 Jul 2000 11:22:43 -0600