Re: UNIX domain socket hanging around when not closed

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 12:45:42 EST

On Wed, 2002-08-07 at 16:56, Matti Aarnio wrote:
> - There could pre-exist the named socket (at a R/O
> filesystem), and no new name needs to be allocated
> in the filesystem for it.
> - The entire named entity would not be allowed to
> exist purely in VFS space, that is: creation wise
> the permission verification could ignore location
> directory being on a read/only file system, and
> just use directory permissions. (Questions about
> memory expenditure, etc. all kinds of trade-offs.)

Linux has a non file system name space for AF_UNIX sockets too. But its
a Linux extension

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