Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 392431
Incorrect error description for non-existent interfaces in connect(2)
Last modified: 2013-02-12 14:41:23 EST
Description of problem:
The man page of connect(2) says that,
No more free local ports or insufficient entries in the routing cache."
However, the present system returns "EADDRNOTAVAIL" at the above-mentioned
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man 2 connect
Should describe EADDRNOTAVAIL
Created attachment 264931 [details]
Patch to correct man page
1. compile the sample test program.
(please refer attached file: 'sample_test.c')
$ gcc -o sample_test tample_test.c
2. change the local port range.
$ cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range
$ echo "60999 61000" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range
3. run test program
connect: OK: 0
connect: OK: 1
connect: ERROR: errno=99
'errno=99' means EADDRNOTAVAIL.
Created attachment 323899 [details]
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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Upstream here, long after the fact. The current RH patch is below. I am wondering whether to take it upstream. I follow what you've shown in comment 9, but I don't understand the other changes you've made in the patch:
* Why drop mention of ip_local_port_range?
* How did you arrive at the new text?
--- man-pages-3.42.orig/man2/connect.2 2012-08-14 00:39:35.000000000 +0200
+++ man-pages-3.42/man2/connect.2 2012-09-18 16:21:40.502613484 +0200
@@ -152,14 +152,8 @@
-No more free local ports or insufficient entries in the routing cache.
-see the description of
-.BR ip (7)
-for information on how to increase the number of local ports.
+Non-existent interface was requested or the requested address was not local.
The socket is nonblocking and a previous connection attempt has not yet