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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@attglobal.net>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Add support for Unix domain sockets
Date Sat, 05 Jan 2002 03:57:27 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz@ebuilt.com> writes:

> lot of APR's socket code is supposing that the socket is IP-based.  
> I think that's completely bogus.

The only portable sockets are IP-based, for what that's worth.  But it
isn't worth much if we want to add some non-portable flavor of socket.

> > > +#define APR_UNIX     AF_UNIX
> > > +#endif
> > 
> > Note that POSIX supposedly prefers AF_LOCAL to AF_UNIX.  But we
> > already have APR_LOCAL :)  (What about APR_SOCKET_INET,
> > AF_LOCAL? (Sorry, David))
> AF_LOCAL or PF_LOCAL aren't defined on Solaris.  =)  

doesn't matter

If APR will only support local sockets on Unix, I guess APR_UNIX is
okay, but otherwise I'd vote for keeping UNIX out of the name.

>                                                             I think there
> are some platforms that have removed AF_ and gone to PF_.

hard to believe... Most code uses AF_ so removing AF_ definitions
would cause great anguish at compile time.

>                                                              So, I
> think it might be good to keep some level of indirection.
> This leads me to believe that we should have an
> apr_sockaddr_set_path(...) function that hides these implementation
> details.


(or maybe apr_sockaddr_path_set() to maintain our normal level of

> > > +        sock->local_addr->addr_str_len = 108;
> > 
> > What about terminating '\0'?  Maybe it should be sizeof(sun_path) + 1?
> The address is defined to be char[108] in every header file I can 
> find, so this seems to be the magic number.

The main point is that even if sun_path was always 108 bytes, 108 is a
bug (no space for terminating '\0').  On the secondary point, if 108
looks better to you than the mumbo jumbo to get the size of sun_path,
then great :)   But it isn't always 108, anyway.
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