[zeromq-dev] why doesnt zeromq socket.recv support interrupts or timeouts

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Wed Jan 12 14:50:54 CET 2011

Hi Koert,

> For example in java, why doesn’t socket.recv throw InterruptedException?

AFAIK it throws org/zeromq/ZMQException that encapsulates the POSIX 
error code returned from the socket. If you want to convert the 
exception to its native java counterpart, feel free to send the patch to 
the mailing list.

> And why is there no version of socket.recv that has a timeout?

No. If you want a timeout you have to poll on the socket. Poll does have 


More information about the zeromq-dev mailing list