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sometimes, PR_NewTCPSocketPair() does not work on Windows 2003 (error code -5982)

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11 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: marilyne.rodriguez, Assigned: Wan-Teh Chang)


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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20041214
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20041214

We use NSPR 4.1.4 library in one of our products.
We use PR_NewTCPSocketPair() for synchronisation, and our product is supported on solaris and windows.
We don't have any pbs on solaris, but on windows, the call to PR_NewTCPSocketPair() often fails with error code : 

We reproduced the pb on windows 2003.

The consequence of that NSPR function failure is that : 
-> our synchronisations are broken in the application
-> consequence : several functionnalities are bricken each time PR_NewTCPSocketPair() fails.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Our application calls PR_NewTCPSocketPair() to initialize sockets synchronisation each time it is needed

2. Many times PR_NewTCPSocketPair() fails -> both sockets are not initialized, not connected

3. One thread write on the "write socket", to wake up another thread that is waiting on a PR_Poll() containing the "read socket" in its set of polls.

4. Since sockets are badly initialised, the synchronisation does not work
Creating a little sample C program doing loops on 
- call PR_NewTCPSocketPair() 
- check the return code of PR_NewTCPSocketPair() call : do we have an error ?
- free the 2 sockets

should reproduce the pb, on windows.

Actual Results:  
Pbs of synchronisation between threads in our application

Expected Results:  
Synchronisation should work correctly in our application
QA Contact: wtchang → nspr

Comment 1

11 years ago
Marilyn, NSPR 4.1.4 is extremely old, about 5 years. The current version is 4.6.7. Please try your code again with the current version. If it still fails, please attach the source of a test program to reproduce your problem.
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