Thanks for agreeing.

Added as src/examples/suspend_resume_epoll.c in 7d7ccbcd..8abd74f3.

Happy hacking!

Christian

On 03/13/2018 07:11 PM, Robert D Kocisko wrote:
> I agree with Silvio, it would be great to have this example included
> in the official examples.
> 
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 2:11 PM, silvioprog <silviop...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello dudes.
>>
>> It would be nice to attach this example (or Christian's explanation) in
>> MHD's docs/examples. :-)
>>
>> Thank you!
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 11, 2018 at 2:11 PM, Christian Grothoff <groth...@gnunet.org>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear Bob,
>>>
>>> I've analyzed your code, and the issue is on your end: you simply didn't
>>> set the timeout correctly. When using an external event loop, it is
>>> mandatory that you ask MHD for the timeout using MHD_get_timeout() and
>>> use that with select/poll/epoll.  Then, you must call MHD_run() once
>>> whenever epoll() returns (including timeouts!).
>>>
>>> In your case, MHD would have given you a timeout of 0, but you used
>>> infinity instead, with predictable results...
>>>
>>> I've attached a corrected version of the code.
>>>
>>> Happy hacking!
>>>
>>> Christian
>>>
>>> On 03/02/2018 08:26 PM, Robert D Kocisko wrote:
>>>> First, thanks for your amazing work on MHD!
>>>>
>>>> This question is a near duplicate of the 2014 message thread from Tom
>>>> Cornell entitled "Trouble getting a response sent from a separate worker
>>>> thread (with external select)".  However, I am not using separate worker
>>>> threads--everything is in one thread and so I don't think the
>>>> recommendations found in that thread apply to my scenario.
>>>>
>>>> Basically after receiving a request from an HTTP client, I want to be
>>>> able to do some asynchronous 'work' which is really just waiting on
>>>> another process such as a database engine to calculate and return the
>>>> result which, when complete, I will forward back to the client.  This is
>>>> all done in one thread using epoll, so I don't want any blocking and I
>>>> don't want any busy loops.  MHD's external epoll support combined with
>>>> suspend/resume fits into this architecture perfectly, but there's a
>>>> problem: after resuming the connection and queueing the data, the
>>>> headers are sent to the client immediately, but the body of the response
>>>> does not get sent until another client request arrives.
>>>>
>>>> Anyway, to make this all concrete, I've put together a small working
>>>> example (below) which shows the problem.  This is built against the
>>>> latest dev rev (7f1dbb2) on elementaryOS (which is Ubuntu 16.04).  Every
>>>> time a request comes in it suspends the connection and starts a 1 second
>>>> timer which, when it expires, resumes the connection.  When the
>>>> connection is resumed the response is queued (simply echos the request
>>>> url).  I realize this example leaks timer fds and doesn't clean up
>>>> properly but it successfully demonstrates the problem.
>>>>
>>>> I have experimented with calling MHD_run() twice after
>>>> MHD_resume_connection() rather than the once required by the docs, and
>>>> that does seem to work, but that seems extremely hacky and I'm not sure
>>>> if twice is enough (why twice and not three times?).  I've skimmed the
>>>> source code looking for obvious answers but none are readily apparent to
>>>> me.
>>>>
>>>> At this point I'm pretty sure that this is a bug with MHD but am I
>>>> missing something?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>> Bob Kocisko
>>>>
>>>> -------------------------
>>>>
>>>> #include "platform.h"
>>>> #include <microhttpd.h>
>>>> #include <sys/epoll.h>
>>>> #include <sys/timerfd.h>
>>>>
>>>> #define TIMEOUT_INFINITE -1
>>>>
>>>> struct Request {
>>>>   struct MHD_Connection *connection;
>>>>   int timerfd;
>>>> };
>>>>
>>>> int epfd;
>>>> struct epoll_event evt;
>>>>
>>>> static int
>>>> ahc_echo (void *cls,
>>>>           struct MHD_Connection *connection,
>>>>           const char *url,
>>>>           const char *method,
>>>>           const char *version,
>>>>           const char *upload_data, size_t *upload_data_size, void **ptr)
>>>> {
>>>>   struct MHD_Response *response;
>>>>   int ret;
>>>>   struct Request* req;
>>>>   struct itimerspec ts;
>>>>   (void)url;               /* Unused. Silent compiler warning. */
>>>>   (void)version;           /* Unused. Silent compiler warning. */
>>>>   (void)upload_data;       /* Unused. Silent compiler warning. */
>>>>   (void)upload_data_size;  /* Unused. Silent compiler warning. */
>>>>
>>>>   req = *ptr;
>>>>   if (!req)
>>>>   {
>>>>
>>>>     req = malloc(sizeof(struct Request));
>>>>     req->connection = connection;
>>>>     req->timerfd = 0;
>>>>     *ptr = req;
>>>>     return MHD_YES;
>>>>   }
>>>>
>>>>   if (req->timerfd)
>>>>   {
>>>>     // send response (echo request url)
>>>>     response = MHD_create_response_from_buffer (strlen (url),
>>>>                                                 (void *) url,
>>>>                                                 MHD_RESPMEM_MUST_COPY);
>>>>     ret = MHD_queue_response (connection, MHD_HTTP_OK, response);
>>>>     MHD_destroy_response (response);
>>>>     return ret;
>>>>   }
>>>>   else
>>>>   {
>>>>     // create timer and suspend connection
>>>>     req->timerfd = timerfd_create(CLOCK_MONOTONIC, TFD_NONBLOCK);
>>>>     if (-1 == req->timerfd)
>>>>     {
>>>>       printf("timerfd_create: %s", strerror(errno));
>>>>       return MHD_NO;
>>>>     }
>>>>     evt.events = EPOLLIN;
>>>>     evt.data.ptr = req;
>>>>     if (-1 == epoll_ctl(epfd, EPOLL_CTL_ADD, req->timerfd, &evt))
>>>>     {
>>>>       printf("epoll_ctl: %s", strerror(errno));
>>>>       return MHD_NO;
>>>>     }
>>>>     ts.it_value.tv_sec = 1;
>>>>     ts.it_value.tv_nsec = 0;
>>>>     ts.it_interval.tv_sec = 0;
>>>>     ts.it_interval.tv_nsec = 0;
>>>>     if (-1 == timerfd_settime(req->timerfd, 0, &ts, NULL))
>>>>     {
>>>>       printf("timerfd_settime: %s", strerror(errno));
>>>>       return MHD_NO;
>>>>     }
>>>>
>>>>     MHD_suspend_connection(connection);
>>>>     return MHD_YES;
>>>>   }
>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> static int
>>>> connection_done(struct MHD_Connection *connection,
>>>>                 void **con_cls,
>>>>                 enum MHD_RequestTerminationCode toe)
>>>> {
>>>>   free(*con_cls);
>>>> }
>>>>
>>>> int
>>>> main (int argc, char *const *argv)
>>>> {
>>>>   struct MHD_Daemon *d;
>>>>   const union MHD_DaemonInfo * info;
>>>>   int current_event_count;
>>>>   struct epoll_event events_list[1];
>>>>   struct Request *req;
>>>>   uint64_t timer_expirations;
>>>>
>>>>   if (argc != 2)
>>>>     {
>>>>       printf ("%s PORT\n", argv[0]);
>>>>       return 1;
>>>>     }
>>>>   d = MHD_start_daemon (MHD_USE_EPOLL | MHD_ALLOW_SUSPEND_RESUME,
>>>>                         atoi (argv[1]),
>>>>                         NULL, NULL, &ahc_echo, NULL,
>>>>                         MHD_OPTION_NOTIFY_COMPLETED, &connection_done,
>>>> NULL,
>>>> MHD_OPTION_END);
>>>>   if (d == NULL)
>>>>     return 1;
>>>>
>>>>   info = MHD_get_daemon_info(d, MHD_DAEMON_INFO_EPOLL_FD);
>>>>   if (info == NULL)
>>>>     return 1;
>>>>
>>>>   epfd = epoll_create1(EPOLL_CLOEXEC);
>>>>   if (-1 == epfd)
>>>>     return 1;
>>>>
>>>>   evt.events = EPOLLIN;
>>>>   evt.data.ptr = NULL;
>>>>   if (-1 == epoll_ctl(epfd, EPOLL_CTL_ADD, info->epoll_fd, &evt))
>>>>     return 1;
>>>>
>>>>   while (1)
>>>>   {
>>>>     current_event_count = epoll_wait(epfd, events_list, 1,
>>>> TIMEOUT_INFINITE);
>>>>
>>>>     if (1 == current_event_count)
>>>>     {
>>>>       if (events_list[0].data.ptr)
>>>>       {
>>>>         // A timer has timed out
>>>>         req = events_list[0].data.ptr;
>>>>         // read from the fd so the system knows we heard the notice
>>>>         if (-1 == read(req->timerfd, &timer_expirations,
>>>> sizeof(timer_expirations)))
>>>>         {
>>>>           return 1;
>>>>         }
>>>>         // Now resume the connection
>>>>         MHD_resume_connection(req->connection);
>>>>         if (!MHD_run(d))
>>>>           return 1;
>>>>       }
>>>>       else
>>>>       {
>>>>         // MHD is ready
>>>>         if (!MHD_run(d))
>>>>           return 1;
>>>>       }
>>>>     }
>>>>     else if (0 == current_event_count)
>>>>     {
>>>>       // no events: continue
>>>>     }
>>>>     else
>>>>     {
>>>>       // error
>>>>       return 1;
>>>>     }
>>>>   }
>>>>
>>>>   return 0;
>>>> }
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Silvio Cl├ęcio
> 

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