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runtime: sockets closed by remote peer may remain undetected by poller #6753

remyoudompheng opened this Issue Nov 12, 2013 · 4 comments


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remyoudompheng commented Nov 12, 2013

I have observed a network TCP server blocked on a Write although the client (Go program
located on a remote machine) has closed the connection.

So far I have been unable to produce a minimal reproducer.

My hypothesis is that the poller is not handling EPOLLRDHUP correctly. map epoll_ctl(2)
says that it means: "Stream socket peer closed connection, or shut down writing
half of  connection."
But when obtaining EPOLLRDHUP from the socket the poller wakes up WaitRead() but not
WaitWrite(), so if the EPOLLRDHUP was generated by a remote close, waiting writers will
never wake up (one would expect something like "connection reset by peer").

Using linux/amd64.

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dvyukov commented Nov 14, 2013

Comment 1:

Writes must not be unblocked/prohibited after EPOLLRDHUP, writing is exactly what server
is supposed to do after EPOLLRDHUP (shutdown(SHUT_WR) on client).
If the client does close(fd), then the server receives EPOLLRDHUP | EPOLLHUP | EPOLLERR,
so writes must be unblocked.
So far I do not see where the problem is. Do you use CloseRead/CloseWrite?

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rsc commented Nov 27, 2013

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Labels changed: added go1.3maybe.


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rsc commented Dec 4, 2013

Comment 3:

Labels changed: added release-none, removed go1.3maybe.


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rsc commented Dec 4, 2013

Comment 4:

Labels changed: added repo-main.

@bradfitz bradfitz removed the new label Dec 18, 2014

@rsc rsc added this to the Unplanned milestone Apr 10, 2015

@rsc rsc removed release-none labels Apr 10, 2015

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