[zeromq-dev] Signaler.cpp hangs on windows intermittently

Steven McCoy steven.mccoy at miru.hk
Tue Mar 19 17:43:44 CET 2013

On 19 March 2013 12:18, Felipe Farinon <felipe.farinon at powersyslab.com>wrote:

> The code
> HANDLE sync = CreateEvent (&sa, FALSE, TRUE, TEXT
> ("Global\\zmq-signaler-port-sync"));
> in signaler.cpp:262 hangs intermittently when starting zeromq context
> through zmq_init in my application. I'm not able to reproduce this bug
> with a minimal test case. I'm running my application in a Windows 7 with
> zeromq compiled with VS2010.

Are you on a domain?  If AD is not connected this API call requires global
event permissions and can stall.  The solution is to run as a local user.

Otherwise this is an OS failure and you need a reboot to reset the global
event resource table.

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