Microsoft KB Archive/106479
Article ID: 106479
Article Last Modified on 9/30/2003
- Microsoft LAN Manager 2.2 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q106479
The LAN Manager 2.2 SOCKDRV.OS2 sockets call recv() will block indefinitely if data is not available in the receive window when called from a separate thread.
Socket data structures are allocated on a per-process basis. When the first thread calls recv() and blocks, flags are set to indicate this. When the second thread calls send() the socket's flags are reset, losing the state information on the blocked recv. This is a classic case of one thread stomping on another by means of the shared data segment.
This behavior is by design. The problem is avoided if multi-threaded applications send() and recv() on separate sockets.
STEPS TO DUPLICATE CONDITION
If you want to demonstrate this problem, write an application that calls a thread that issues a recv() and then sends data to itself on the same socket.
Additional query words: 2.20