[PATH] support for UNIX socket in abstract namespace

Igor Sysoev igor at sysoev.ru
Mon May 23 20:35:41 MSD 2011

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 04:18:30PM +0200, Roberto De Ioris wrote:
> (Warning this is Linux only)
> Hi all, the attached path adds support for unix socket in abstract namespace.
> They are special sockets without filesystem correspondence (so you can use
> them without thinking about permissions or in chroot). In netstat they are
> reported with a '@' prefix.
> For example (using uWSGI):
> uwsgi -s @funnysock
> netstat -l
> unix  2      [ ACC ]     STREAM     LISTENING     23813    @funnysock
> After applying the patch you can connect to it with
> uwsgi_pass unix:@funnysock;
> I hope it can be useful

Thank you for the feature. I think it's better to allow nginx configuration
parser to support "\0" as binary 0. Then this socket may be set as

uwsgi_pass   unix:\0funnysock;

Igor Sysoev

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