[ECOS] Application is blocked on the while loop withinbsd_connect() function

NGUYEN Thanh SILICOMP thanh2.nguyen@orange-ftgroup.com
Fri Jan 4 10:09:00 GMT 2008


Yes, for solving the issue, i had to make a non blocking socket for 
ftpclient. Instead of using fcntl() with F_GETFL or F_SETFL that is not 
supported at this moment in Ecos,  I used ioctl with FIONBIO. My 
application seems working good now.

Once more time, thanks for your helps.


Andrew Lunn a écrit :
> On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 11:57:34AM +0100, NGUYEN Thanh SILICOMP wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Firstly, happy new year & best wished to all.
>> I'm working on an application connecting to FTP server using ecos ftpclient 
>> package.  I constate that the application waits for ever on a blocking 
>> semaphore of cyg_tsleep() function when there is no ftp server available.
>> In fact, for connecting to ftp server, ftpclient uses connect() that calls 
>> itself bas_connect() in which the while loop is used for waiting for the 
>> connection etablishment or an error occurring :
>> while ((so->so_state & SS_ISCONNECTING) && so->so_error == 0) {
>>        error = tsleep((caddr_t)&so->so_timeo, PSOCK | PCATCH,
>>                       netcon, 0);
>>        if (error)
>>            break;
>> }
>> The paramter timo of tsleep set to 0 makes cyg_tsleep waiting for a 
>> blocking semaphore at line 325 of the file synch.c 
>> (net/tcpip/current/src/ecos/synch.c). And the wait time is usually long and 
>> triggers the watchdog process in my application.
>> I would like to know that there is any way to set up a timeout on socket 
>> before calling connect() so that the application will be able to get out 
>> this blocking situation ?
>> Any idea or sugestion will be appreciated.
> Take a look at
> http://www.developerweb.net/forum/showthread.php?p=13486.  You will
> need to modify the ftpclient code to implement this scheme for
> connect.
>         Andrew

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