[erlang-questions] gen_tcp send_timeout

Matthias Lang <>
Wed Jun 6 11:17:29 CEST 2007


Heinrich Venter writes:

 > I am running into the infamous gen_tcp:send/2 that blocks indefinately issue
 > on R10.  Upgrading to R11 is in the works, but it is not feasible right now.

 > The undocumented feature of send_timeout in setopts might be the way out.
 > Can any one that uses this feature tell me what the gotchas might be with
 > it?

I use send_timeout, but I can't remember all the gotchas. Here's what
I once knew:

   http://www.erlang.org/ml-archive/erlang-questions/200402/msg00259.html
   http://www.erlang.org/ml-archive/erlang-questions/200302/msg00157.html
   http://www.erlang.org/ml-archive/erlang-questions/200209/msg00076.html

 > Why is it not a supported feature yet?

At a rough guess, because no paying customer depends on the feature.

Matthias
(not a paying customer)



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