[erlang-questions] Port is included in erlang:ports(), but erlang:port_info(Port) returnes 'undefined'

skyman cloudzen@REDACTED
Tue Mar 19 16:36:42 CET 2013

Hi everyone,
I encounter a problem:
While server socket is sending packets, client socket closes, then I find the socket's send_pend( inet:getstat(Socket, [send_pend]) ) is always > 0, that is some data isn't sent out. After closing the port, I find the port is still included in erlang:ports(), but erlang:port_info(Port) returnes 'undefined'. I guess that because the port's send queue is not empty, the erts set the port's status to be ERTS_PORT_SFLG_CLOSING, so the results between erlang:ports() and erlang:port_info() are inconsistent. The code:

void erts_do_exit_port(Port *p, Eterm from, Eterm reason)
   if ((reason != am_kill) && !is_port_ioq_empty(p)) {
                                        ~ERTS_PORT_SFLG_EXITING, /* must turn it off */

The problem can only exist with TCP option: {delay_send, true}. When set {delay_send, false}, the problem disappears.

In addition, on this occasion erlang:halt() cannot terminate the node, have to use erlang:halt(Status, [{flush,false}]).

Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance!

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