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Old 11-21-2007
regarding socket & mssage queue

hello ,
I have to write an application in which I had to implement both Socket Comminication and IPC- message queues.
and that process should run in Infinite loop as well I had to continously check and send data through both type of communications...
What should I use to implement it...
I had implemented message queue and established socket communiction......but not getting how to polll and how to continously check data and send data ...
Neither my process should block nor terminate..

So which mechanism or system calls should I use to implement it??????
# 2  
Old 11-21-2007
I would implement a select/poll loop in the main program to multiplex input.

At the start of the program I would use pipe() and fork() to create a child process on the write end of a pipe. This child process would simply do "msgrcv()" and write the resulting message to the write end of the pipe.

The select fd_set for reading would include any sockets and the read end of the pipe, hence allowing us to read from both any filedescriptor and the pipe which is getting fed by the child process.

When it comes to shutdown you use a kill() and waitpid() to clear up the child.
# 3  
Old 11-21-2007
As I told you that I am using select for socket .....
so there will be no need for using different select for socket and message queues.......
# 4  
Old 11-21-2007
Originally Posted by arunchaudhary19
As I told you that I am using select for socket .....
No you didn't, you made no mention of using select.

Originally Posted by arunchaudhary19
so there will be no need for using different select for socket and message queues.......
So what are you asking for?
# 5  
Old 11-22-2007
I am sorry... I forget to mention it earler..........
I want to ask you that I will have two read_fds --->>>one from socket another from pipe end .
So whenever there will be data.....through read_fds, select will multiplex between the two.......
# 6  
Old 11-22-2007
You just need the single select statement as you have now, but by spawning the child process to do the reading and converting it into a pipe message you can now effectively select on both tcp sockets and the pipe for the message queue.

I suggest you may want to add a length based messaging protocol so that you can preserve the message boundaries from the message queue. Eg you write on the pipe each dequeued message with a four byte prefix indicating the length of the message. Then when you read from the pipe, you can read four bytes, then know the total length of the single message and then read that.
# 7  
Old 11-28-2007
I am getting one problem i.e my child is terminating after writting once into the pipe porter guided me ..........
moreover I am not able to use select with read pipe descriptor....

guide me some more steps.......
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