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Re: [Bug-wget] wget timeouts fail basic test.

From: Hrvoje Niksic
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] wget timeouts fail basic test.
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 01:16:52 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Lee Haywood <address@hidden> writes:

> I've always had this problem, where the web server is busy and does
> not accept() the incoming connection from wget.  In this case using
> the -T switch to set all the timeouts makes no difference, since wget
> simply hangs and doesn't timeout as you'd expect it to.  Presumably
> this is because the DNS is okay and the read() never starts, but the
> connect timeout relies on a library which doesn't implement the
> timeout?

Actually, Wget tries hard to implement the timeout in all of DNS,
connect(), and read().  If that doesn't work, it's a bug.

> Obviously this is an issue with scripts that want to avoid taking
> forever and give wget explicit timeouts, but lock-up regardless.
> Tested on version 1.12 on Xubuntu.

Can you specify how you test this, exactly?  An strace dump of the
running Wget process might also help in debugging the problem.

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