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Author Justin.Cappos
Recipients Justin.Cappos, bbangert, exarkun, giampaolo.rodola, loewis, ned.deily, nicdumz, pitrou, ronaldoussoren, roysmith
Date 2010-11-21.20:26:55
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>> This implementation assumes that the OS sets any socket it receives
>> via accept to nonblocking.   (this is a false assumption on BSD)
> Not true. It doesn't assume that (it doesn't assume the reverse,
> either).

The Python implementation sets timeout=None (which implies that the
underlying socket is blocking).

>> The end result is that the OS has a nonblocking socket and the Python
>> object thinks it is blocking.   This is why the socket object in
>> Python has timeout=None yet calling fcntl shows the socket is
>> nonblocking.
> That conclusion is flawed. Python has not associated a timeout with
> the socket. It makes no claims as to whether the socket is blocking
> or not. So you have created a non-blocking socket without timeout.

The problem is that it has.   It has created a new Python socket
object with a specific value for timeout (None), but the underlying
socket is nonblocking.

The docs state that timeout = None makes the socket blocking.
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2010-11-21 20:26:56Justin.Cappossetrecipients: + Justin.Cappos, loewis, ronaldoussoren, exarkun, roysmith, pitrou, giampaolo.rodola, ned.deily, nicdumz, bbangert
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