Ticket #144 (new defect)
Opened 10 months ago
libusb_close() does not block until all submitted transfers have completed
|Reported by:||stuge||Owned by:|
The C library does not cancel transfers when libusb_close() is called, and on the other hand libusb_close() does not wait until all transfers have been completed but closes the device immediately - so the transfers will never complete. The application has to clean up all transfers before calling libusb_close(). When using the synchronous API there's no way to cancel a transfer. There are two major alternatives, both of which have been discussed a few times before: 1. Application does not call libusb_close() until after all synchronous transfers have completed 1a. Application uses synchronous API and keeps one internal state to indicate need to wait for all transfers to finish, and only then continue to call libusb_close(). 1b. Application uses asynchronous API and cancels all transfers on exit, and waits until they have all completed. Same internal state is neccessary as in 1a. 2. libusb_close() does not return until all transfers have completed. 2a. libusb_close() simply blocks until all transfers have completed. 2b. libusb_close() first cancels all transfers, and then blocks. 2b. will finish quicker but also requires some internal changes in libusb. 2a. would be simpler to implement. In my opinion the current behavior of libusb_close() could be said to be buggy, and I would like libusb to either do 2a or 2b. There was a bit of discussion, but no patch.
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