There are 50 calls to close() in dnsmasq-2.80, and 10 of them are wrapped in retry_send().
"man close" has this paragraph in the section "Dealing with error returns from close": "Retrying the close() after a failure return is the wrong thing to do, since this may cause a reused file descriptor from another thread to be closed. This can occur because the Linux kernel always releases the file descriptor early in the close operation, freeing it for reuse; the steps that may return an error, such as flushing data to the filesystem or device, occur only later in the close operation". Dnsmasq is single-threaded so the retry_send() call is probably harmless. Are there other OSes that may return an error before the fd is released, in other words is there an OS where wrapping close in retry_send is required ? Cheers, Bogdan _______________________________________________ Dnsmasq-discuss mailing list Dnsmasqfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.thekelleys.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/dnsmasq-discuss