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Id: 34283
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Requestors: zhajdu [...] jasmin.hu
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Subject: bug(?) in IO::Socket
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 13:41:43 +0100
To: bug-IO [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Hajdú Zoltán <zhajdu [...] jasmin.hu>
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Hello! Environment: ============ - IO::Socket 1.29 - Linux 2.6.23.1 SMP x86_64 - Perl v5.8.8 built for x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi Description: ============ The usual way using setsockopt to define SOL_SOCKET / SO_SNDTIMEO and SO_RCVTIMEO was the following: $socket->setsockopt(SOL_SOCKET, SO_[SND|RCV]TIMEO, pack("LL", <sec>, <msec>)) or die $!; But i've noticed that on some systems this throws an "Invalid argument" error. All documents describes they accepts two long integers as argument. There is no hint even at Google how to solve this problem. Using pack("LLLL", <sec>, <msec>) solves the issue. Yours sincerely: Zoltan Hajdu
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This is not a bug in IO::Socket. IO::Socket is just providing a thin veneer over the setsockopt function perl provides


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