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POST hangs when handling SIGALRM and there's no response from ser ver

From: Summers, Graham <GSummers@ndsuk.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 12:08:38 -0000
Message-ID: <F128989C2E99D4119C110002A5074098887975@topper.hrow.ndsuk.com>
To: "'www-lib@w3.org'" <www-lib@w3.org>
FYI

I'm on HP-UX and have a regular timer and a SIGALRM signal handler.

I've set a timeout on my POST using HTHost_setEventTimeout().

I've found though that when I POST and the server doesn't respond then
the timeout never I occurs, I just hang waiting for the response.

This only seems to happen when the interval I specify in
HTHost_setEventTimeout()
is greater than the interval of my timer.

I've tried in vain to understand why this should be by looking at the libwww
code but I've given up

The solution for me was to remove and restore my SIGALRM handler either side

of the POST.

cheers
Graham.




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