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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject RE: errnos and buff.c
Date Fri, 18 Dec 1998 22:49:28 GMT


On Fri, 18 Dec 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Dec 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> > 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,
> 
> But only sometimes.  If the syscall is restartable...

And I'm sure that doesn't break on any unix ;)

> Well yea, but we only have so many choices...

Yup. 

Dean



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