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Author kristjan.jonsson
Recipients Justin.Cappos, bbangert, exarkun, giampaolo.rodola, kristjan.jonsson, loewis, ned.deily, nicdumz, pitrou, ronaldoussoren, rosslagerwall, roysmith, stutzbach
Date 2011-03-31.11:16:29
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I can't see how that patch has anything to do with it.  The problem has been present since at least 2.5.  Your patch fixed it for timeout>0.0 but left the 0.0 case still broken.

It comes from these lines in init_sockobject:
     s->sock_timeout = defaulttimeout;
     if (defaulttimeout >= 0.0)
         internal_setblocking(s, 0);
This code assumes that the socket's internal state is always blocking, and so only switches it into the non-blocking state if required.

Now, you fixed the 'accept' case with your patch, but you left out the case where accept_socket.gettimeout() == 0.0.  In other words, you fixed only accept_socket.gettimeout() > 0.0

We can fix it to be as advertized, except that the second part is not possible: 
"if the listening socket is in non-blocking mode, whether the socket     returned by accept() is in blocking or non-blocking mode is operating system-dependent. If you want to ensure cross-platform behaviour, it is recommended you manually override this setting."
The reason is that it is impossible to _ask_ the socket whether it is blocking or non-blocking and therefore, accepted_socket.gettimeout() will not be truthful.

imho, we should just simplify this rule and have the accepted socket inherit the accept socket's properties if defaulttimeout() == None, and not make this special case.  I'll prepare a demonstration patch.

I've added a suggested patch.
p.s. My comments about fixing things in socketmodule.c were only half correct.  I didn't realize that accept had been broken into _accept and socket() in py3k.
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2011-03-31 11:16:32kristjan.jonssonsetrecipients: + kristjan.jonsson, loewis, ronaldoussoren, exarkun, roysmith, pitrou, giampaolo.rodola, ned.deily, stutzbach, nicdumz, bbangert, Justin.Cappos, rosslagerwall
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