Subject: Re: postfix broken by AF_LOCAL semantics change
To: Matt Thomas <email@example.com>
From: Perry E.Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/29/2003 09:21:52
Matt Thomas <email@example.com> writes:
>> Could you please elaborate on the need?
> If connect succeed with any backpressure (as is the default
> behavior), then it quite easy for a swarm of requests to overwhelm
> an accepting server since his backlog can be exceeded before he even
> gets scheduled to run. If you make the connect sleep until
> accepted, you can limit the overruns. Part of the problem is that
> when the backlog is exceeded the error is ECONNREFUSED. This makes
> it impossible for a client to determine whether it was because there
> was no socket bound to the right name or that socket accept queue
> became full.
I will point out your proposed API change is in fact a better API. It
is just incompatible.
BTW, could we get the new sockopt documented? We might also want to
bring it up on bsd-api-discuss...
Perry E. Metzger firstname.lastname@example.org