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From Justin Erenkrantz <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Re: How to detect is the socket is still open]
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2006 13:24:37 GMT
On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 08:55:44AM +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> POLLERR would only be set for an RST and "exceptional conditions"; the
> same applies to select()+the exceptfds array AFAIK.
> 
> There is some inconsistency with handling FIN and sockets across
> platforms: http://www.greenend.org.uk/rjk/2001/06/poll.html but yes
> you'd generally expect POLLIN for "you can read EOF".

Back to our original question: how can we portably detect that the socket is
still alive?  We can't do a non-blocking read() either...  -- justin

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