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From "boB Gage (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIRMINA-720) Hardware Flow Control Disables Serial Port on Windows Platform
Date Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:02:31 GMT

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boB Gage commented on DIRMINA-720:
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Tracked it further down and it left the Mina library.....     RXTX's gnu.io.CommPort.close()
is not returning.   I'm wondering if flow control is making it wait for some recognition from
the far end that it's ready to be closed ( ie assuming there's something out there that isn't
)...


> Hardware Flow Control Disables Serial Port on Windows Platform
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DIRMINA-720
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRMINA-720
>             Project: MINA
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Transport
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0-M4
>         Environment: Windows, serial connections only
> Specifically does NOT happen on Linux systems (others untested)
>            Reporter: boB Gage
>            Assignee: Julien Vermillard
>
> Attempting protocol discovery on single port -- Most protocols use no flow control, one
using RTS/CTS.   Each protocol attempts connection, fails (because far end device turned off),
then tries next protocol.    
> Test involves letting discovery fail through multiple cycles (ie test all available protocols)
then eventually turn on device and see it get discovered when it's protocol cycles back around.
> HOWEVER...   test failed before first cycle completed, because first protocol using CTS/RTS
flow control (via FlowControl.RTSCTS_OUT parameter to SerialAddress constructor) is the last
one to successfully open the serial port.
> While the protocol with RTS/CTS works (in that it properly fails), the next, and all
following, protocols fail immediately as the port throws a PortInUseException on open attempt.
> Changing FlowControl.RTSCTS_OUT to FlowControl.NONE makes this test run fine.    It also,
however, breaks that particular protocol because the far end device expects flow control that
it does not see.

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