Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 493129
netcat uses inefficient socket read sizes
Last modified: 2009-04-10 09:16:05 EDT
Created attachment 337367 [details]
double read sizes to accomodate full-size packets
Description of problem:
netcat uses read sizes of 1024 for standard packets and 8192 for jumbos. This doesn't make sense because standard packets are ~1518 bytes and jumbos typically max out ~9018, so full-size packets will result in twice the necessary read syscalls.
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This bug is also present upstream at
Patch has been included in rawhide package, closing this bug.