[vlc-devel] Getting stuck in stream_Read()

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Mar 30 11:56:08 CEST 2012

On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:29:15 +0200, Frederic YHUEL <fyhuel at viotech.net>
> Actually it gets stuck in net_Read(), and more precisely inside the
> call to poll().
> Since net_Read() calls poll() with no timeout, I'm not sure it is a
> bug. But I have a really poor understanding of that stuff.
> Is it possible to blame the server? In that case, would it be possible
> to have a timeout mechanism, like a net_Read flavour which calls
> poll() with a timeout? (and the associated stream_Read variant?)

Getting stuck in net_Read() is fine if the server is not sending any data.
That is not a case for a timeout, unless the application layer protocol
specifies timeouts.

Of course, you are not supposed to get stuck to the point that the stop
button does not act timely.
But that is a case for some for of interruption/exception mechanism, not
for ****ing^W^H polling timers.

Rémi Denis-Courmont
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