[erlang-questions] gen_tcp:send timeout

Dmitry Kolesnikov <>
Thu Nov 13 11:21:07 CET 2014


My question is about best practice. If send_timeout exists at socket option why you need to use ports directly unless there is some undocumented  issues with send_timeout

Best Regards,
Dmitry >-|-|-(*>


> On 13.11.2014, at 12.09, Holger Wei� <> wrote:
> 
> * Dmitry Kolesnikov <> [2014-11-12 11:16]:
>> I've not discovered yet the reason but my sender process is stacked at
>> {current_function,{prim_inet,send,3}}
>> 
>> The timeout will help me but I'am confused on the way to achieve it
>> 
>> * gen_tcp provides an option {send_timeout, xxx}. The documentation says
>>  "The fact that the send call does not accept a timeout option, is
>>  because timeouts on send is handled through the socket option
>>  send_timeout."
> 
> I'm confused, too.  Is your process getting stuck in prim_inet:send/3
> even though you specified this option?  Or is your question whether/how
> to use it?
> 
> Holger
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