TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender Class Reference

Sends CDR messages using UDP. NOT THREAD-SAFE. More...

#include <ECG_CDR_Message_Sender.h>

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Public Types

 ECG_MIN_MTU = 32 + 8
 ECG_MAX_MTU = 65536
enum  { ECG_HEADER_SIZE = 32, ECG_MIN_MTU = 32 + 8, ECG_MAX_MTU = 65536, ECG_DEFAULT_MTU = 1024 }

Public Member Functions

void send_message (const TAO_OutputCDR &cdr, const ACE_INET_Addr &addr) throw (CORBA::SystemException)
 The main method - send a CDR message.
 TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender (CORBA::Boolean crc=0)
 Initialization and termination methods.
void init (TAO_ECG_Refcounted_Endpoint endpoint_rptr) throw (CORBA::SystemException)
 Set the endpoint for sending messages.
void shutdown ()
 Initialization and termination methods.
int get_local_addr (ACE_INET_Addr &addr)
 Get the local endpoint used to send the events.
int mtu (CORBA::ULong mtu)
CORBA::ULong mtu (void) const
 Get the local endpoint used to send the events.

Private Member Functions

ACE_SOCK_Dgramdgram (void)
 Return the datagram...
void send_fragment (const ACE_INET_Addr &addr, CORBA::ULong request_id, CORBA::ULong request_size, CORBA::ULong fragment_size, CORBA::ULong fragment_offset, CORBA::ULong fragment_id, CORBA::ULong fragment_count, iovec iov[], int iovcnt)
CORBA::ULong compute_fragment_count (const ACE_Message_Block *begin, const ACE_Message_Block *end, int iov_size, CORBA::ULong max_fragment_payload, CORBA::ULong &total_length)

Private Attributes

TAO_ECG_Refcounted_Endpoint endpoint_rptr_
 The datagram used for sendto ().
CORBA::ULong mtu_
 The MTU for this sender...
CORBA::Boolean checksum_
 Should crc checksum be caluclated and sent?

Detailed Description

Sends CDR messages using UDP. NOT THREAD-SAFE.

This class breaks up a CDR message into fragments and sends each fragment with a header (described below) using UDP. The UDP address can be a normal IP address or it can be a multicast group. The UDP address is obtained from a RtecUDPAdmin::AddrServer class.

This class is used by various Gateway (Senders/Receivers) classes responsible for federating Event Channels with UDP/Mcast.


Message header are encapsulated using CDR, with the following format: struct Header { octet byte_order_flags; // bit 0 represents the byte order as in GIOP 1.1 // bit 1 is set if this is the last fragment unsigned long request_id; // The request ID, senders must not send two requests with // the same ID, senders can be distinguished using recvfrom.. unsigned long request_size; // The size of this request, this can be used to pre-allocate // the request buffer. unsgined long fragment_size; // The size of this fragment, excluding the header... unsigned long fragment_offset; // Where does this fragment fit in the complete message... unsigned long fragment_id; // The ID of this fragment... unsigned long fragment_count; // The total number of fragments to expect in this request


This could be eliminated if efficient reassembly // could be implemented without it. octet padding[4];
// Ensures the header ends at an 8-byte boundary. }; // size (in CDR stream) = 32

Member Enumeration Documentation

anonymous enum


Constructor & Destructor Documentation

TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender ( CORBA::Boolean  crc = 0  ) 

Initialization and termination methods.

Member Function Documentation

CORBA::ULong TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::compute_fragment_count ( const ACE_Message_Block begin,
const ACE_Message_Block end,
int  iov_size,
CORBA::ULong  max_fragment_payload,
CORBA::ULong total_length 
) [private]

Count the number of fragments that will be required to send the message blocks in the range [begin,end) The maximum fragment payload (i.e. the size without the header is also required); <total_length> returns the total message size.

ACE_SOCK_Dgram& TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::dgram ( void   )  [private]

Return the datagram...

int TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::get_local_addr ( ACE_INET_Addr addr  ) 

Get the local endpoint used to send the events.

TAO_BEGIN_VERSIONED_NAMESPACE_DECL void TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::init ( TAO_ECG_Refcounted_Endpoint  endpoint_rptr  )  throw (CORBA::SystemException)

Set the endpoint for sending messages.

If init () is successful, shutdown () must be called when the sender is no longer needed. If shutdown () is not called by the user, cleanup activities will be performed by the destructor.

CORBA::ULong TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::mtu ( void   )  const

Get the local endpoint used to send the events.

int TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::mtu ( CORBA::ULong  mtu  ) 

The sender may need to fragment the message, otherwise the network may drop the packets. Setting the MTU can fail if the value is too small (at least the header + 8 bytes must fit).

void TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::send_fragment ( const ACE_INET_Addr addr,
CORBA::ULong  request_id,
CORBA::ULong  request_size,
CORBA::ULong  fragment_size,
CORBA::ULong  fragment_offset,
CORBA::ULong  fragment_id,
CORBA::ULong  fragment_count,
iovec  iov[],
int  iovcnt 
) [private]

Send one fragment, the first entry in the iovec is used to send the header, the rest of the iovec array should contain pointers to the actual data.

void TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::send_message ( const TAO_OutputCDR cdr,
const ACE_INET_Addr addr 
) throw (CORBA::SystemException)

The main method - send a CDR message.

Under some platforms, notably Linux, the fragmentation code in this method is woefully naive. The fragments are sent it a big burst, unfortunately, that can fill up the local kernel buffer before all the data is sent. In those circumstances some of the fragments are silently (gulp!) dropped by the kernel, check the documentation for sendto(2) specially the ENOBUFS error condition. There is no easy solution that I know off, except "pacing" the fragments, i.e. never sending more than a prescribed number of bytes per-second, sleeping before sending more or queueing them to send later via the reactor.

void TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::shutdown (  ) 

Initialization and termination methods.

Member Data Documentation

CORBA::Boolean TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::checksum_ [private]

Should crc checksum be caluclated and sent?

TAO_ECG_Refcounted_Endpoint TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::endpoint_rptr_ [private]

The datagram used for sendto ().

CORBA::ULong TAO_ECG_CDR_Message_Sender::mtu_ [private]

The MTU for this sender...

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