[zeromq-dev] zmq_socket and threads

Charles Remes lists at chuckremes.com
Wed Jan 2 23:19:58 CET 2013

On Jan 2, 2013, at 3:23 PM, Nishant Mittal <nmittal at rblt.com> wrote:

> I know that zmq_sockets are not thread safe. however, is it an issue if I ensure a socket is used ONLY by 1 thread at a time?
> the reason is ...
> 1) my application creates 5 threads, does some calcs and then the threads exit
> 2) this is done every minute. so every minute 5 new threads are created.
> 3) I think i will run into a file descriptor issue if i create sockets inside the thread (every time the thread is launched). so planning to create 5 sockets when my application starts and then use 1 socket from 1 thread.
> is this going to be an issue?

This is answered quite thoroughly in the FAQ.



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