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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Suggestion about using Signals2
From: Igor R (boost.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-23 07:11:57

> Yes, I've called the into my SerialPort constructor, but I
> think it end immediately because it has no work to do!!

Yes, if the io_service has no work, its main loop exits. If you want
it to keep running without "real" work, you can associate io_service
with asio::work object (see examples).

> In my SerialPort class the reading method is called in a separate thread
> when I open the device and it doesn't return until I stop it:
> _thread.reset( new boost::thread( boost::bind(&SerialPort::reading,
> this)) );
> using asio I think I have to 'bind' it to io_service::run so when I call
> it call SerialPort::reading, but how?!

If reading() is the thread function that performs actual i/o on a
serial port, certainly you can't associate that thread with
io_service::run. But you can start another thread for io_service(s).
By the way, wouldn't it be more simple and robust to use convenient
asio async. i/o objects, instead of trying to mix the asio and your
own approaches?

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