Subject: Re: postfix broken by AF_LOCAL semantics change
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Roland Dowdeswell <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/29/2003 16:20:06
On 1070140273 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
der Mouse wrote:

>Writing code by depending on how it works today and assuming it will
>work that way everywhere and forever is lazy coding and produces broken
>code.  That is the mindset that gave us "all the world's a VAX" and,
>later, "all the world's an x86".

The Postfix code was not written lazily.  It takes care of both
cases with #ifdef's.  It does however require that it knows the
semantics of when connect(2) will or won't block.

    Roland Dowdeswell                      http://www.Imrryr.ORG/~elric/