[vlc-devel] Getting stuck in stream_Read()

Frederic YHUEL fyhuel at viotech.net
Fri Mar 30 11:59:44 CEST 2012

2012/3/30 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>:
> On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:29:15 +0200, Frederic YHUEL <fyhuel at viotech.net>
> wrote:
>> 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.

Ok, thank you very much Rémi.


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