PATCH: Typo bugs in inet_res.erl?

Bjorn Gustavsson bjorn@REDACTED
Mon Oct 11 14:59:00 CEST 2004

Thanks! We will consider the patch for a future R10B release.


Fredrik Thulin <ft@REDACTED> writes:

> Hi
> Because of problems resolving IPv6 addresses using inet:getaddrs() in 
> R10B-0 (I'll try to find the problem some more before asking the list 
> for help on this issue) I started looking at the various inet files.
> I noticed three functions (gethostbyaddr/2, gethostbyname/3 and 
> getbyname/3) in inet_res.erl which might be passing the wrong argument 
> to inet:stop_timer/1.
> inet:stop_timer/1 calls erlang:cancel_timer() on whatever is given as 
> it's argument, unless the argument is 'false'.
> The three functions listed above all pass the Timeout instead of the 
> Timer variable to inet:stop_timer/1. Since inet:start_timer/1 does not 
> handle Timeout = false, it seems to me as if this cannot be intentional 
> but the fact that inet:stop_timer/1 actually handles input 'false' 
> makes me a bit uncertain...
> /Fredrik

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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