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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Boost ASIO - SO_LINGER Socket option is not working
From: Igor R (boost.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-30 13:17:41

> I have a situation where at termination of my program, I am closing my
> socket, and then deleting the socket object. Note, we are using
> non-asynchronous (blocking) accesses at this point, boost is version 1.36.
> In some cases, the socket has had some data written to it, but that data is
> never received by the connected client - because I destroy the socket before
> the data is sent.
> So, SO_LINGER is the socket option that is supposed to solve all my worries
> (it should wait on close for any unsent data to be sent), however I am using
> it and there is no effect. I presume because I'm doing something wrong.

SO_LINGER is just forwarded as-is to the native socket API, so if it
doesn't work there's some problem with the socket.
What I couldn't understand from your description is whether you used
sync. or async. i/o, and from what thread (same as close() or some
other). Could you please clarify these points?

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