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Re: [PATCH 4/4] resolv: fix rotate option

On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 8:04 PM, Siddhesh Poyarekar <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 05:32:13PM +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
>> The rotate option doesn't work correctly, and only send the query to the
>> same server (the second in the list). The rotation code in itself is not
>> broken, but the nsaddrs structure is reinitialized each time at the
>> beginning of __libc_res_nsend unless RES_STAYOPEN is enabled.
>> This is due to a call to __res_iclose from the end of __libc_res_nsend
>> when answers from the name server have been received. This function
>> closes all the sockets, but doesn't free the addresses (it can do that,
>> but in that case the second argument is false).
>> This patch change the code of __res_iclose to clear
>> statp->_u._ext.nsinit only when the addresses are actually freed.
>> 2014-06-13  Aurelien Jarno  <>
>>       * resolv/res_init.c (__res_iclose): Only clear nsinit if the
>>       addresses have been freed.
> Looks good to me, but I think this deserves a separate bug report from
> the general 'ipv6 name resolution is broken' bug report you filed for
> this patchset.

I checked it in.



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