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Date:	Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:50:43 +0200
From:	Tobias Oberstein <tobias.oberstein@...il.com>
To:	Eduardo Silva <edsiper@...il.com>
CC:	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: SO_REUSEPORT and Unix domain sockets

Am 20.09.2014 03:44, schrieb Eduardo Silva:
>>
>> How can this be used for sockets of type AF_UNIX?
>>
>> I can only get it working with TCP sockets, not Unix domain sockets.
>>
>> When using TCP, the incoming clients will get nicely balanced to all
>> processes listening. With Unix domain sockets, the incoming clients all get
>> connected only to the last started process.
>>
>> The test code (Python) I was trying is here:
>>
>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23742368/can-so-reuseport-be-used-on-unix-domain-sockets
>>
>> Any hints appreciated,
>> /Tobias
>
>
> Looking at the original patch looks like the implementation is only
> done for TCP and UDP:
>
>       http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=c617f398edd4db2b8567a28e899a88f8f574798d
>

Ok, I see. Unfortunate.

> UNIX domain sockets use the file system as the address name space, so
> SO_REUSEPORT would not be applicable.
>

Yes, in case of Unix domain sockets, it's about "reusing paths", not ports.

Such an option for in-kernel load-balancing of Unix domain sockets would 
be useful ..

/Tobias
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