Increasing socket send buffer size

Igor Robul igorr at
Thu Aug 24 09:21:19 UTC 2006

On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 11:20:16AM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Aug 21, 2006, at 8:50 PM, Brett Glass wrote:
> >I'm working with a system in which a program is failing because it  
> >sometimes tries to write more data to a stream socket than will  
> >fit. It reports that it can't write to the socket because it's out  
> >of buffer space, then dies ungracefully.
> >
> >What's the best solution to this problem?
> Have the code wait a few milliseconds to tens of milliseconds and  
> retry the write()?  Or switch to non-blocking mode and pay attention  
> to the return value from write, and retry as needed if and when write 
> () doesn't actually send out all of the bytes your request wanted it  
Use select() on socket, and write when it is ready

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