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From Nathan J Kurz <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Handle write errors when no SIGPIPE
Date Sat, 26 Apr 1997 05:16:58 GMT
> Nathan's comments caused me to revisit the code that I had stared at
> for so long looking for an EPIPE.  I don't know why I missed it the first
> time, but the below patch will fix this problem.  Note that it is needed
> for all systems, since our current code will silently toss data if an
> interim write fails for any reason (very bad).  It will also be a huge
> load reducer for sites sending large messages to impatient users.
> .....Roy

Yes, this is exactly the patch that is needed.

ps. I got confirmation from Sun that the absence of a SIGPIPE on
Solaris 2.5.1 is a bug and that it is scheduled to be fixed in the
next release.

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