[vlc-devel] [PATCH] udp: do not set SO_REUSEPORT on Linux (refs #23201)

RĂ©mi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Feb 6 19:01:44 CET 2020

VLC set the SO_REUSEPORT socket option on BSD so that multiple UDP
sockets can receive multicast packets on the same port. On Linux,
that behaviour is covered by SO_REUSEADDR.

In "recent" times, Linux added a SO_REUSEPORT option that does
something else - enable load-balancing, which is not the intended
 src/network/udp.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/src/network/udp.c b/src/network/udp.c
index d90871c91e..d7c602a3b6 100644
--- a/src/network/udp.c
+++ b/src/network/udp.c
@@ -90,7 +90,7 @@
 static int net_SetupDgramSocket (vlc_object_t *p_obj, int fd,
                                  const struct addrinfo *ptr)
+#if defined (SO_REUSEPORT) && !defined (__linux__)
     setsockopt (fd, SOL_SOCKET, SO_REUSEPORT, &(int){ 1 }, sizeof (int));

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