[Catalyst] Test server not releasing socket

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Tue Apr 25 16:33:07 CEST 2006

Will Hawes wrote:
> Will Hawes wrote:
>> Matt S Trout wrote:
>>> Will Hawes wrote:
>>>> FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE, Catalyst 5.66:
>>>> [Mon Apr 24 17:29:56 2006] [catalyst] [info] Application powered by 
>>>> Catalyst 5.66
>>>> Couldn't create daemon: Address already in use at 
>>>> /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7/Catalyst/Engine/HTTP.pm line 135.
>>>> admin at ds645# netstat -p tcp
>>>> Active Internet connections
>>>> Proto Recv-Q Send-Q  Local Address          Foreign Address        (state)
>>>> ...
>>>> tcp4       0      0  ds645.3000             XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX-nl.2500 
>>> *cough*
>>> Notice that there's a foreign address there. Whatever that is had a connection 
>>> to the socket at the time, meaning that when it got suddenly closed down it 
>>> entered TIME_WAIT until a full double-close was completed.
>> That's me connecting to the test server via a web browser. I don't see 
>> the problem if the server is running on the same machine as the web 
>> browser used to test the app, only (as in this case) when they are on 
>> separate machines.
>> Does this mean if there are clients connected to the server, it will be 
>> unable to restart until those clients disconnect/time out? I'd expected 
>> (seemingly wrongly) that the test server would nuke even active 
>> connections at shutdown time. Or is that not possible?
> Or, phrased differently, is there any way I can prevent this error other 
> than restarting the web browser every time I want to restart the test 
> server?

You could submit a failing test (and if possible a fixup patch :) for this 
issue. I don't think I've ever seen it myself.

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