[PD] pd and tcp: what to do against crashes?

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Mon Feb 23 22:03:07 CET 2009

Roman Haefeli wrote:

> > >with the newest [tcpserver] i cannot send messages to clients anymore. 
> > >tried both, 'send <socketnumber>' and 'client <number>'. whenever
> > >[tcpserver] receives such a message, pd is blocked for about a second
> > >and the i get in the console:
> > >
> > >tcpserver_send_buf: client 1 not writeable
> > >
> >
> > Are you sending a lot of data? That should only happen if you send more 
> > a buffer, whatever that is, only the system knows. It blocks for exactly 
> > second if the buffer is full, I was thinking that should give it enough 
> > to send everything. I guess Pd isn't crashing anymore at least ;)
> > You could try changing line 383 of tcpserver.c to change the timeout:
> > timeout.tv_sec = 10; /* for ten seconds */
>probably, i should add, that i am testing the new [tcpserver] code on
>ubuntu 8.04, as i don't know how to compile on OS X or win XP. what are
>you testing on?

OK I fixed it now in svn. It works on debian. The select() call was not 
being done properly. Now I need to test it on Windows again.


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