Re: [PATCH net-next] af_unix: MSG_TRUNC support for dgram sockets

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From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:24:55 +0100

> Piergiorgio Beruto expressed the need to fetch size of first datagram in
> queue for AF_UNIX sockets and suggested a patch against SIOCINQ ioctl.
> I suggested instead to implement MSG_TRUNC support as a recv() input
> flag, as already done for RAW, UDP & NETLINK sockets.
> len = recv(fd, &byte, 1, MSG_PEEK | MSG_TRUNC);
> MSG_TRUNC asks recv() to return the real length of the packet, even when
> is was longer than the passed buffer.
> There is risk that a userland application used MSG_TRUNC by accident
> (since it had no effect on af_unix sockets) and this might break after
> this patch.
> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@xxxxxxxxx>
> Tested-by: Piergiorgio Beruto <piergiorgio.beruto@xxxxxxxxx>
> CC: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@xxxxxxxxx>

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