[Haskell-cafe] Problem on exception and laziness
allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 07:06:27 UTC 2019
It's /proc that is messing you up here, I suspect: it's regenerated on
every read system call, not on open, so if it's more than one block then it
can go away between reading the blocks because there's nothing to generate
the next block from. Flip side, because of this most files in /proc are
kept small, so it's safe to read them all at once. (Memory images being an
exception, but those are handled differently anyway.)
Moral of the story is you should probably use strict I/O with stuff under
/proc, not (h)getContents or anything based on it like readFile.
On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 2:50 AM Magicloud Magiclouds <
magicloud.magiclouds at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks. I thought $! could help on this, so tried to avoid DeepSeq. Let me
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 2:06 PM Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>
> > At a guess, include the parseStat in the wrap2Maybe so that the input is
> evaluated. Alternately, force the spine of the list produced by readFile so
> that the entire file is read immediately.
> > Note that the error is from getContents, which produces a lazy list that
> reads "in the background" as the resulting list is consumed (see
> unsafeInterleaveIO): "files" in /proc are generated as they are read, so if
> a process exits while you have an open handle on one of its files in /proc,
> it will be invalidated on you like that.
> > On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 2:01 AM Magicloud Magiclouds <
> magicloud.magiclouds at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I am aware that laziness sometimes may cause exception handling in
> >> unexpected ways. Recently I have such a problem that I cannot figure
> >> out how to fix (simply).
> >> I have a function `watch` that parse the content of /proc/. And I use
> >> `catch` to wrap `readFile` call, since the data in /proc/ could be
> >> gone any time.
> >> ```Haskell
> >> wrap2Maybe :: IO a -> IO (Maybe a)
> >> wrap2Maybe f = catch ((<$>) Just $! f) (\(_ :: IOException) -> return
> >> watch args = do
> >> mStat <- wrap2Maybe (readFile ("/proc/" </> fp </> "stat")) >>=
> >> return . flip (>>=) parseStat
> >> print mStat
> >> watch args
> >> ```
> >> But occasionally, my tool exits with message:
> >> GoM: /proc/1484/stat: hGetContents: does not exist (No such process)
> >> Since above code is the only `readFile` call which leads to
> >> hGetContents, I could not figure out what else should I do to catch
> >> the error.
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