RE: [PATCH] [2.5] Non-blocking write can block

From: Mike Dresser (
Date: Wed Jun 04 2003 - 12:53:36 EST

On Wed, 4 Jun 2003, Hua Zhong wrote:

> We ran into this problem here in an embedded environment. It causes
> syslogd to hang and when this happens, everybody who talks to syslogd
> hangs. Which means you may not even be able to login. In the end we used
> exactly the same fix which seems to work.

I get this problem with writing to a remote syslog server, if the remote
syslog server hangs up or crashes no one can login to the machine that is
writing to the syslog server, even when the syslog server comes back.


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