[Mono-list] threads and Async Socket methods
P Oscar Boykin
Tue, 27 Apr 2004 17:33:04 -0700
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I have some code that does asynchronous Socket.BeginSend and
My question is the following:
1) The documentation (in monodoc) says that no instance members of
Socket are guaranteed to be thread safe.
2) Given the above, is it safe to have a BeginSend call active while a
BeginReceive call is also active? Given that the "under the hood" it
appears that these methods are implemented with threads.
So, to make it clear, if I have code like:
[ other stuff here ]
is this safe? To me, it would seem like it would not be safe if none of
the members are guaranteed to be thread safe, but on the other hand, I
have a C# networking book that has examples such as this.
The reason I ask is that I have some code that (on mono 0.31) appears
that *SOMETIMES* the BeginSend never calls the callback function to
indicate that it finished (and the other side never gets the data).
This is happening while a BeginReceive() is active.
When I see bugs that happen only sometimes, it usually makes me worry
about thread safety. It would be nice if the Begin* methods were
designed such that there could be more than one of them active at a time
(particularly, it would be nice to have a send going on while a receive
was also active).
Am I expecting too much here?
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