[Libwebsockets] How to properly handle LWS_CALLBACK_CLIENT_CONNECTION_ERROR?

Andy Green andy at warmcat.com
Tue Jul 3 22:54:18 CEST 2018

On July 4, 2018 4:48:27 AM GMT+08:00, Duane Butler <Duane.Butler at calix.com> wrote:
>Hello Andy,
>I upgraded to libwebsockets 3.0 per your suggestion.
>I noticed one difference that is causing me some trouble.
>lws_client_connect_via_info() now seems to be blocking. E.g., I call
>this function while there's no connection to the host, it returns NULL
>after a period of time. Previously, it would return immediately
>(non-blocking) with non-NULL lws, and I would receive an
>Is this a known behavior change, and is there a way to make
>lws_client_connect_via_info() non-blocking in this case?

It has always been blocking wrt name resolution, which is done by the libc.  I don't think anything changed in lws AFAIK.

Is there some problem with name resolution on that box, like no network?


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com> 
>Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:06 PM
>To: Alfred Sawaya <alfred at huji.fr>; Duane Butler
><Duane.Butler at calix.com>
>Cc: libwebsockets at ml.libwebsockets.org
>Subject: Re: [Libwebsockets] How to properly handle
>On 06/27/2018 10:24 PM, Alfred Sawaya wrote:
>> Hello Duane,
>> A memory leak has been corrected in the v3.0 branch. It happens 
>> exactly in your case (when a websocket fails to upgrade), can you try
>this version ?
>> 687dbdbd204e74b376
>I think that leak was introduced between 2.4 and 3.0, and corrected in
>v3.0-stable.  So it's probably not his issue.
>The leak is likely fixed anyway in v3.0 though.  So please try it.
>If not, use valgrind and provide information about exactly what is
>About the other things, it doesn't matter about the client info struct
>lifetime, everything in it is copied out by the call.
>It sounds like OP has this working, but depending on who creates the
>client connection, there are different ways to keep it nailed up.  If a
>protocol basically owns the client connection, a nice way is to build
>the retries into the protocol
>using the per-vhost protocol timer.

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