[zeromq-dev] How to detect if a remote socket has closed
david.briant at ubs.com
david.briant at ubs.com
Wed Aug 25 11:01:49 CEST 2010
I have a UI thread (where I don't control the pump - e.g. in wxPython,
PyQT, etc) so the only way I can listen for events is to poll on a timer
- which isn't ideal as it's slower than getting events on the UI loop.
zmq might be good for inter-thread comms though I imagine only if it is
the exclusive mechanism. I may still use it for IPC - I'm not totally
sure yet since I need to create three zmq sockets for each peer
connection (PAIR/PAIR to do async messages, REQ/REP to establish the
PAIR/PAIR address, and a PAIR/PAIR heatbeat or a PUB/SUB to tell the
caller that the callee is terminating. I still haven't figured out the
crash scenario yet - probably requires a heartbeat on the PAIR/PAIR
I'd prefer to have a dynamic addressing system (with a zero conf style
directory) which allows a plastic topology rather than a intermediating
broker making a more rigid topology.
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[mailto:zeromq-dev-bounces at lists.zeromq.org] On Behalf Of Pieter
Sent: Wed 25-Aug-2010 09:21
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Subject: Re: [zeromq-dev] How to detect if a remote socket has closed
On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 5:41 PM, <david.briant at ubs.com> wrote:
> Just rereading this thread. Why shouldn't I be using pairs in normal
> I want to do simple point-to-point (often asynchronous) messaging
> between many peers. The REQ/REP and PUB/SUB paradigms don't fit.
> Additionally I want to do dynamic resource discovery which concretely
> binding to a port negates.
You might consider putting a broker in between peers, that helps you
make a more dynamic topology.
PAIR/PAIR does not reconnect if either node breaks and comes back, and
it's exclusive, so the bound endpoint can accept exactly one
connection at a time. This makes it a good pattern for inter-thread
signalling, for example, but not great for connecting more nodes.
Have you looked at XREQ/XREP? They're not documented yet, only a
little in the guide, but that might be what you need.
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