Sockets in "CLOSING" state...

Chris Saia (csaia@yakko)
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 18:59:40 -0500 (EST)

With the recent kernels 2.1.10--2.1.14, I've been finding a few sockets are
getting stuck in the "CLOSING" state. In such a state, both the Recv-Q and
Send-Q have 1 byte in them. I've also found a socket stuck in "FIN_WAIT2"
for over a day now. More often than not, the CLOSING sockets involve the auth
inet service (identd)... but, I've seen the problem also with other services,
such as pop3 (on another's system) and smtp.

I'm currently running kernel 2.1.14, libc 5.4.13, gcc, and ppp driver
version 2.2.0f (PPP support is compiled directly into the kernel.)

Any ideas? I'm concerned that if my system goes long periods between reboots,
inetd may crash, or my system may hang... is this a valid worry?

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