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connections are never closed #11

jclopes opened this Issue · 10 comments

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João Lopes Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi
João Lopes

ibrowse never timesout on a open connection if the server never closes the connection.
This will cause an application that connects to several different domains to eventually exhaust all file descriptors.

I suggest the use of some sort of argument to explicitly pass a timeout in seconds or infinity to a send_req.
The connection should be closed after the timeout has expired.

Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi

Have you tried using the inactivity_timeout option?

João Lopes

no I haven't where and how should I set this option?

Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi

It was supposed to be used like this.

ibrowse:send_req(Host, Port, Method, Headers, [{inactivity_timeout, 5000} | Other_options]).

But it only works if a request is in progress. But that is a bit silly, it should work even if all requests on that connection are done and the connection is idle. I'll make a patch and let you know. Thanks for reporting it.

Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi

Here is a patch against ibrowse-2.0.1

The connection will close after 10 seconds of inactivity on the connection. You can control this timeout value by the ibrowse application variable inactivity_timeout (either set in or your sys.config file)

Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi

The updated patch at the link below supports specifying this config in ibrowse.conf as well.

João Lopes

I'll give it a try. thanks

João Lopes

I applyed your patch but I get this error:

** When Server state == undefined
** Reason for termination == 
** {function_clause,[{ibrowse_http_client,do_close,[undefined]},

looks like the state is being set to undefined somewhere.

João Lopes

I added this two lines to the set_inac_timer/2 to solve the problem:

+set_inac_timer(State, infinity) ->
+    State;

After some debugging I noticed that get_inac_timeout/1 was returning infinity and that would cause set_inac_timer/2 to return 'undefined'.

let me know if this is the right way to solve the problem.

Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi

That's great, thanks very much. I'll commit it soon...

João Lopes

It works thanks.

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