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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: lingering close
Date Sun, 19 Jan 1997 04:29:07 GMT
On Sat, 18 Jan 1997, Randy Terbush wrote:

> Well, since the timeout only applies to this request, and the whole
> reason we are in lingering_close is because we are trying to gracefully
> end that request, it seems that we should prevent an alarm from throwing
> us into a continuous cycle of calls to lingering_close() which it seems
> there could be a chance of that happening.

I don't see where this possibility comes from.  All the alarms should call
timeout(), which will then close the connection and jump to the main child
loop, no?  The only place we do a lingering_close is if a connection is
finished normally, not if it is aborted.

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