[Libwebsockets] libwebsocket_write() in an infinite loop giving memory coruption

Andy Green andy at warmcat.com
Sat Jul 5 05:55:41 CEST 2014



On 06/23/2014 07:26 PM, Prathamesh P Ghanekar wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I am running a libwebsockets based application, on Tizen running on i686
> based desktop.
>
> In the application, server writes on the client using
> libwebsocket_write() call in an infinite loop.
>
> Application gets aborted because of memory leaks. This happens when I
> run the application on Tizen, whereas I get away with it when I run the
> same on Ubuntu.
>
> My question is how to take care of freeing the memory when using
> libwebsocket_write() inside an infinite while loop??

Hm you can't literally do that "in an infinite loop".

You have to go back to the service loop, which will prioritize flushing 
the partial send buffers and then free them.

-Andy

> Regards,
>
> Prathamesh
>
>
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