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Re: [libmicrohttpd] upgrading and life cycle of sockets, issue when used

From: José Bollo
Subject: Re: [libmicrohttpd] upgrading and life cycle of sockets, issue when used with epoll
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 14:50:39 +0100

Hi guys,

Thank you for the new release 0.9.72. Does it solves the issue I
reported here? Not sure. I have not tested yet and I'm not sure to be
able to test it soon. Have you checked? I had no confirmation or
feedback since weeks...

Best regards
Happy new year

On Thu, 10 Dec 2020 16:08:18 +0100
José Bollo <> wrote:

> Hello,
> My code uses LMHD embedded with its EPOLL mechanism. Part of that code
> deals with upgrading to websocket. It then call somewhere:
>   response = MHD_create_response_for_upgrade(
>                upgrade_to_websocket, memo);
> and the callback function upgrade_to_websocket looks as here below:
>   void upgrade_to_websocket(
>              void *cls,
>              struct MHD_Connection *connection,
>              void *con_cls,
>              const char *extra_in,
>              size_t extra_in_size,
>              MHD_socket sock,
>              struct MHD_UpgradeResponseHandle *urh
>   ) {
>       struct memo *memo = cls;
>       struct ws *ws = ws_create(sock, memo, close_websocket, urh);
>       if (ws == NULL) close_websocket(urh);
>   }
>   void close_websocket(struct MHD_UpgradeResponseHandle *urh) {
>       MHD_upgrade_action (urh, MHD_UPGRADE_ACTION_CLOSE);
>   }
> Thank you for your attention until here. So far, so good.
> The issue now: when the functiuon ws_create returns NULL, the program
> returns to some polling and wait for an events BUT DOES NOT CLOSE THE
> SOCKET, leading to starvation of the client.
> I guess that calling some function after calling MHD_upgrade_action
> (urh, MHD_UPGRADE_ACTION_CLOSE) could unlock the situation by
> performing correct close. Though the called function should not be
> MHD_run because it dispatch events, what is not expected here.
> I join a sample demo. When I connect on websocket on it, the client
> starves. I recorded and joined the output of strace.
> Best regards
> José Bollo

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