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Cancel blocking socket operation in WinSock 2.0

Posted on 2001-08-14
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
For some reason, I use blocking socket in my program. Each of my working thread receive UDP data package from a certain port. During the application running, everyting is ok. But when I need to exit the program and tell all the working thread to shut down, the problem occurs. I can't use closesock(...) directly (from other thread), because if I do like this, it will also block (WSARecvFrom(...) is still waiting for the next package). After checking MSDN, I found a WinSock API WSACancelBlockingCall(), but it is only supported by WinSock 1.1. Now my temporary solution is terminate the waiting thread directly, then close the socket. But I feel it not so good, have you a better solution?
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Don't use blocking socket calls use ansynchronous calls instead.

This way you can pass a shutdown handle as a parameter to each new thread you start.

Then in your code you can wait for the shutdownhandle to be signalled while waiting for socket events. If it is signalled do your clean up and allow the thread to exit gracefully rather than trying to terminate the thread.


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All your suggestions is not to use blocking socket. But what I want to know is how to make it in blocking mode.

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