Hang in fd_ebadf function

Marc Lehmann schmorp at schmorp.de
Thu May 29 06:09:17 CEST 2008

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 01:41:58PM -0400, Marc-André Cournoyer <macournoyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm playing w/ libev to make (yet another) Ruby web server and I got  
> some random issues. Sometimes the server hangs and when I attach to  
> the process w/ gdb to get the backtrace here's what I get:

fd_ebadf is called when you give libev an invalid file descriptor - this
is likely an applciation bug (fd_ebadf is very slow, but select and poll
do not report *which* file descriptor is wrong, so libev has to check
every single one).

you likely see it repeatedly because you ignore the EV_ERROR bit in your
watcher and just add the file descriptor again (ignoring that bit is fine
if your code is perfect :).

Both of these are application bugs - you have to make sure that the file
descriptors you give to libev are valid, open, poll'able file descriptors,
and you should check for EV_ERROR conditions and not start the watcher

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