socket.send : (11, 'Resource temporarily unavailable')

Hendrik van Rooyen hendrik at
Fri Aug 14 10:11:34 CEST 2009

On Friday 14 August 2009 09:15:34 Gabriel Rossetti wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I get a (11, 'Resource temporarily unavailable') error when I try to
> send a file using a socket. Is there s size limit? I tried sending a
> smaller file and ii poses no problem. Am I doing something wrong? Here
> is the code:
> def sendMessage(host, port, msg):
>     if isinstance(msg, unicode):
>         msg = msg.encode("utf-8")
>     sock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)
>     sock.connect((host, port))
>     sock.setblocking(0)

This is the problem - if the socket does not block, it will return
the " temporarily unavailable" error when it is busy.

If you want to use it non blocking then you have to handle the
error in a try except, and loop.

- Hendrik

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