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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject RE: errnos and buff.c
Date Fri, 18 Dec 1998 20:21:19 GMT


On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

> Now, using a soft_timeout means that you can get stuck in that function
> forever, but a well behaved function can prevent that.

No, with soft_timeout you can induce an EINTR in 3rd party library code,
which as we all know is written so well that it'll handle it gracefully... 
not.

The golden rule is:  asynchronous notification is WRONG.

Dean



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