re: [PATCH] new timeout behavior for RPC requests on TCP sockets

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Nov 13 2002 - 12:42:28 EST

On Wed, 2002-11-13 at 16:44, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> If the application "chooses to drop the request", the kernel is not
> required to fix that application. The RPC cannot retransmit if
> it has been shut-down or disconnected, which is about the only
> way the application could "choose to drop the request". So something
> doesn't smell right here.

Check your socks...

As far as RPC goes the RPC server can choose to drop a request whenever
it pleases by simply throwing it away (eg reading it from the socket and
binning it) depending on its workload. There are actually reasons for
that in some situations (eg if the top requests are all for a volume
that is down its better to throw them away so you can get requests for a
volume that is functional)


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