Bug 1679565

Summary: a tcp server is blocked forever when it is trying to read the data less than SO_RCVLOWAT even though client has sent that much data.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Pawan <pawan>
Component: net6Assignee: Orphan Owner <extras-orphan>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Pawan 2019-02-21 12:29:55 UTC
Description of problem:

a tcp server is blocked forever when it is trying to read the data less than SO_RCVLOWAT even though client has sent that much data. Just to take an example if SO_RCVLOWAT is set to 80 byte and server is trying to read 20 byte of data and blocked on read/recv syscall and hen client is sending 20+ bytes of data, the server is never coming out of that block recv/read syscall unless we close the connection from the client side.

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

$ uname -a
Linux block1 4.20.3-200.fc29.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Jan 17 15:19:35 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 29 (Twenty Nine)

How reproducible:

It's easily reproducible by using below sample test server and client :-


Steps to Reproduce:
1.start client and server, with client having a sleep of 1s before sending the packet.
2.server requests 20 bytes and will be blocked as client has not sent anything
3.client sends 23 bytes
4. server is not coming out of the blocked state

Actual results:

server is blocked forever unless client closes the connection.

Expected results:

since server is asking for 20 bytes of data only, and client has sent that much of data, it should come out of blocked call. This is working fine on ubuntu machine, and redhat machine.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 19:56:17 UTC
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Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 21:08:47 UTC
Fedora 29 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-11-26. Fedora 29 is
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