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Bug 175267 - dispatcher process has non-blocking stdin
Summary: dispatcher process has non-blocking stdin
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: audit
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Steve Grubb
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-12-08 12:00 UTC by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-12-15 15:56:39 UTC

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Description Tim Waugh 2005-12-08 12:00:42 UTC
Description of problem:
The dispatcher process is spawned with a stdin file descriptor that is
non-blocking.  It would probably be better if it were blocking.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See bug #173283.
Actual results:
Shell script will busy-loop.

Expected results:
No busy-looping, read() call waits until data is available.

Comment 1 Steve Grubb 2005-12-08 23:42:23 UTC
This is by design since dispatching events is secondary to logging to disk. The
audit daemon is in a race with the OS to dequeue events before the backlog
overflows. Because of this, the dispatcher comm is done with non-blocking

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