[Libwebsockets] Socket close during some HTTP gets

Andy Green andy at warmcat.com
Thu Jan 19 02:34:41 CET 2017

On 01/19/2017 06:25 AM, Michael Behrns-Miller wrote:
> Hello!
> I am working on interweaving an http get with a persistent wss client
> connection back to a server.  I am using one context and one protocol.
> lws always seems to go into "chunked' mode for the http get.  Some

What do we mean by, 'chunked'... there is literally HTTP chunked mode, 
which has hex length headers before each chunk.  Or there is just 
"chunks" of data coming rather than the whole thing at once.
> sites work, and others drop the socket connection before finishing the
> http get.
> To get it working, there is a lot to get right, and i am probably
> getting some part of it wrong.
> My strategy was to use a standard wss client connection (that went
> fine).  Then for the http get, I create a second
> lws_client_connect_info and wsi for it, and attach it to the context
> with lws_client_connect_via_info().
Sounds good...
> All my testing with local pages, big and small, seemed to work fine.
> Other tests (in this case a simple google query) gave this -d15 level
> debugging and failed to COMPLETE:
> [2017/01/18 16:42:09:3646] WARN: LWS_CALLBACK_RECEIVE_CLIENT_HTTP
> [2017/01/18 16:42:09:3646] WARN:
> [2017/01/18 16:42:09:3646] WARN: HTTP_READ of 365 bytes begins:
> on(a){try{var b=docu
> [2017/01/18 16:42:09:3646] WARN: HTTP_READ of 365 bytes ends :
> /(^|\\?|&)ei=/.test(
> [2017/01/18 16:42:09:3646] WARN: LWS_CALLBACK_RECEIVE_CLIENT_HTTP
> [2017/01/18 16:42:09:3646] INFO: lws_close_free_wsi: real
> just_kill_connection: 0x5555557dfe90 (sockfd 7)
> [2017/01/18 16:42:09:3646] INFO: remove_wsi_socket_from_fds: removing
> same prot wsi 0x5555557dfe90
> [2017/01/18 16:42:09:3646] INFO: remove_wsi_socket_from_fds:
> wsi=0x5555557dfe90, sock=7, fds pos=2, end guy pos=3, endfd=0
> [2017/01/18 16:42:09:3647] INFO: lws_header_table_detach: wsi
> 0x5555557dfe90: ah (nil) (tsi=0, count = 0)
> Some of the http gets do not log any errors, but never finish.  In
> debugging the code, I usually find that the call is perceived as
> chunked for some reason, and I guess the final chunked marker is never
> hit.
> Sorry Andy, that's a small bit of the picture I know.  Any advice?
> Even if it is just something to try.  Appreciate it.
Make sure you're using latest master lws first I think.  I fixed some 
bugs around client HTTP last week.

There's nothing wrong with the overall approach you can have any mixture 
of client connections as much as you like.

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