[ee122] timeouts

Eric Cheung ericcheung at berkeley.edu
Sat Sep 22 22:25:32 PDT 2007

The spec says "If the client or server is unable to recover from the 
socket error, it should terminate."

However, this is really vague and depends on which errors you think are 
"recoverable".  Should the client or server terminate if it gets any 
socket error instead?

- Eric

Lisa Fowler wrote:
> I hit reply before properly replying.
> On 9/22/07, Lisa Fowler <fowler at eecs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>> On 9/22/07, Nescio Nomen <nescionomen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Do we have to implement some kind of timeout anywhere in our code?  I don't
>>> think the specs mention it, and I see that Beej and most other people do not
>>> implement a time out for example in select().
> This is the part for you to decide.
>>> Also, if we get some kind of error in our server code (eg an accept() fails
>>> at some point or read() returns -1), we should *always* just print an error
>>> and terminate with exit(1), and *not*, for example, try to recover and
>>> continue listening for more clients.  Should we ever attempt a recovery?
> THIS part, we decide.  And we decide that you should not attempt
> recovery if it's an error like what you describe.
> -Lisa
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