gen_tcp:send timeout continued: tcp_ip_abort_interval

Mickael Remond mickael.remond@REDACTED
Mon Feb 14 17:17:29 CET 2005

Mickael Remond wrote:
> Hello,
> Regarding the discussion on gen_tcp:send that could block forever in 
> some case: 
> I found some TCP/IP options that seems to address the problem on 
> Solaris: tcp_ip_abort_interval.
> On other implementations, this feature is said to be not tunable but 
> might exist.
> Do you know if this abort feature for TCP/IP retransmission exist in 
> other OS (Linux, Windows, BSD) ?
> Could the abort be handled by gen_tcp:send in Erlang ?

Hello again

Do you know what is the current status of the {send_timeout, N} socket 
option in gen_tcp ?

In this mail, some problems were reported when using this option:

Does someone know if this is a good option to avoid hanged process 
during send if the connexion is silently broken with the client or 
server ? Is there still side effects ?

Thank you !

Mickaël Rémond

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