Re: [Linux-ia64] readv() return and errno

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2002-03-16 06:51:05
>>>>> On Thu, 14 Mar 2002 13:17:26 -0800, "Jim Hollenback" <> said:

  Jim> In doing some testing on the project I'm working on I came
  Jim> across something that is causing a bit of confusion on my part.

  Jim> According to readv(2) EINVAL is returned for an invalid
  Jim> argument.  The examples given were count might be greater than
  Jim> MAX_IOVEC or zero. The test case I am working with has count =
  Jim> 0 and I get return of 0 and errno 0 instead of the expected -1
  Jim> and erron EINVAL.

  Jim> Am I missing something?

It seems like the man page is describing the behavior defined in
Single UNIX spec:

 [EINVAL] The iovcnt argument was less than or equal to 0, or greater
	  than {IOV_MAX

However, the kernel code clearly doesn't match this description (it
returns no error for a zero-length iovec).  You might want to bring
this up on the linux-kernel list, as this is not ia64-specific

Received on Fri Mar 15 11:52:38 2002

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