Commit af60d61f authored by Kornilios Kourtis's avatar Kornilios Kourtis Committed by David S. Miller
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doc: clarification about setting SO_ZEROCOPY



Signed-off-by: default avatarKornilios Kourtis <kou@zurich.ibm.com>
Acked-by: default avatarWillem de Bruijn <willemb@google.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
parent 11d827a9
......@@ -72,6 +72,10 @@ this flag, a process must first signal intent by setting a socket option:
if (setsockopt(fd, SOL_SOCKET, SO_ZEROCOPY, &one, sizeof(one)))
error(1, errno, "setsockopt zerocopy");
Setting the socket option only works when the socket is in its initial
(TCP_CLOSED) state. Trying to set the option for a socket returned by accept(),
for example, will lead to an EBUSY error. In this case, the option should be set
to the listening socket and it will be inherited by the accepted sockets.
Transmission
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