[Haskell-cafe] test socket buffer full

Alberto G. Corona agocorona at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 09:50:11 UTC 2015

Hi haskellers

I´m implementing a form of intelligent streaming among nodes so that a
process could know if there are bottlenecks on sending/receiving data so
the process can increase or decrease the number of worker threads, for

For this purpose, I planned to use hPutBufNonBlocking and
hGetBufNonBlocking to detect when the buffer is full,  using block

I created hPutStrLn' that tries to write the entire string in the buffer.
if it does not fit, the process would be notified in a state variable, then
it would do a flush of the buffer and the rest of the string would be sent
with hPutBuf. Doing some tinkering here and there It came up to be this:

hPutStrLn' h str= do let bs@(PS ps s l) = BS.pack $ str ++ "\n" n <-
withForeignPtr ps $ \p-> hPutBufNonBlocking h (p `plusPtr` s) l when( n <
l) $ do error "BUFFER
withForeignPtr ps $ \p -> hPutBuf h ( p `plusPtr` (n * sizeOf 'x' ) ) (l -
n) return ()

The error condition is the one that I expected to detect in the tests. In
the real code, this line just would set a state variable, that would be
read by the process somewhere else.

The problem is that this routine behaves identically to hPutStrLn.  The
error condition never happens and hPutBufNonBlocking send the complete
string every time.

I created a program


The example print  the output of the receiver "hello"  continuously

Note that in the complete running code below, the receiver has a
threadDelay of a second, so the send and receive buffers should be full.

That happens in Windows and Linux, in a single process (like in the
example) or within two processes in the same machine.

How the processes can detect the congestion?

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