select(sock) indicates not-ready, but sock.recv does not block
In article <mailman.7083.1392618926.18130.python-list at python.org>,
Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus at rath.org> wrote:
> I have a problem with using select. I can reliably reproduce a situation
> where select.select((sock.fileno(),), (), (), 0) returns ((),(),())
> (i.e., no data ready for reading), but an immediately following
> sock.recv() returns data without blocking.
> I am pretty sure that this is not a race condition. The behavor is 100%
> reproducible, the program is single threaded, and even waiting for 10
> seconds before the select() call does not change the result.
> I'm running Python 3.3.3 under Linux 3.12.
> Has anyone an idea what might be going wrong here?
Can you post the code which demonstrates this?
Also, with any kind of networking problem, tcpdump is your fried. When
you run your code, use tcpdump to watch all the network traffic on
whatever port your socket is bound to. That might give you some clues
what's going on.
Likewise, I would also strace the process and watch all the network
system calls. The problem you're describing might be unexpected
behavior in Python, or it might be in the kernel. Watching the actual
system calls that are generated will narrow it down to which.