[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #12073: Why read callback not call

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #12073: Why read callback not call
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-17 01:45:12

#12073: Why read callback not call
 Reporter: zhjie007@… | Owner: chris_kohlhoff
     Type: Bugs | Status: new
Milestone: To Be Determined | Component: asio
  Version: Boost 1.48.0 | Severity: Problem
 Keywords: |
 I write a simple test server but meet a strange problem.

 In my test server, I start a 10 threads pool to run io_service.run

 I created a boost::asio::ip::tcp::acceptor object and call 'listen'
 function, final call 'async_accept' to start a asynchronous operation.
 Then if a client connect to server, the accept callback function will be
 In accept callback function, I do three thing:
 1, create a boost::asio::strand object
 2, create a boost::asio::deadline_timer object to set timeout, if the
 client does not send any data for 5 seconds, the timer callback will be
 called. In this timer callback, the server will send a hearbeat request to
 client and expect to receive a hearbeat response from the client.
 3, call async_read_some to set read callback function.

 Of cause 'async_wait' in step 2 and 'async_read_some' call in step 3 are
 both wrapper in strand object which is created in step 1.

 To test this server, I write a demo python client. This demo client just
 connect to server and send hearbeat request to server, then expect to
 receive a hearbeat response. I set a crontab task to call this demo python
 client every one minute.
 The most tests are OK, but the test would random fail.

 Everytime it failed, I have checked the output of tcpdump on server, the
 server successfully receives the hearbeat request, but the read callback
 function is not called.

 So why the read callback function is not called just when the hearbeat
 request is received.
 It looks like the read event is missing, is it about edge trigger in

 This random failure could reproduce on both CentOS 6.5 and CentOS 6.6, the
 boost version is boost 1.48.0, the compiler is gcc 4.4.7.

 Does anyone meet this bug?

Ticket URL: <https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/12073>
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