Re: UNIX domain socket hanging around when not closed

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 12:18:10 EST

On Wed, 2002-08-07 at 16:32, Jan Hudec wrote:
> What I do is create a unix socket in /tmp and wait for clients to
> connect in. The program removes the socket dentry when it shuts down,
> but it sometimes crashes and the socket remains there.
> Is there some reason the socket should remain unless explicitely
> removed?

Thats what is supposed to happen. If its dead then in your server you
can remove it and create a new one.

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