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From Chuck Murcko <>
Date Sun, 26 Jan 1997 16:12:42 GMT
Jim Jagielski wrote:
> My TCP/IP handbook is miles away... Anyone know offhand waht SO_DONTLINGER
> does to process the request "as quickly as possible"?
> The reason: I have 2 A/UX boxes which I'm testing lingering_close on.
>   Every 10 mins I have a cron job check the number of WAIT_2 stats
>   and log that. It's looking like lingering_close causes more of
>   these than without (~20 on one server and ~40 on another, each
>   ave about 50khits/day or so). I'm thinking about seeing what
>   SO_LINGER does (I seem to recall that it was buggy on SysV4
>   platforms mostly) to help, but am also curious what SO_DONTLINGER
>   might do.
If SO_LINGER is set, and the linger time is zero, any data remaining to
be sent is discarded when the socket is closed. If the linger time is
nonzero (positive 8^) the system attempts to deliver unsent data for the
time in seconds specified.
Chuck Murcko
The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA

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