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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r821524 - in /apr/apr/trunk: CHANGES include/apr_network_io.h libapr.dsp network_io/beos/socketcommon.c network_io/os2/socket_util.c network_io/unix/socket_util.c test/sockchild.c test/testsock.c
Date Tue, 06 Oct 2009 08:52:45 GMT
On Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 12:09:58PM -0000, rpluem@apache.org wrote:
> Author: rpluem
> Date: Sun Oct  4 12:09:57 2009
> New Revision: 821524
> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=821524&view=rev
> Log:
> * Add apr_socket_is_connected to detect whether the remote side of a socket
>   is still open. The origin of apr_socket_is_connected is r473278 from
>   http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/httpd/trunk/modules/proxy/proxy_util.c
>   in httpd.

The naming is not good here.  A TCP socket is "connected" after the 
connection is successfully established via connect(), up until it is 
destroyed.  From the name, I would expect this function to do would be 
to say whether a non-blocking connect() has completed.

This function will reliably tell you that the receive part of the socket 
has been shut down by the peer, in the case that the socket's read 
buffer is empty.  Notably the socket may still be "connected" in that 
state, albeit in half-duplex mode.

I'd suggest a name like:


or something similar?  The API docs should reflect that the return value 
is 1-on-success/zero-on-failure (unusual for APR), and that the function 
does not block.

Regards, Joe

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