Re: C++ TCP code differences Pi-3 to Pi-4?

Larry K8UT

Thanks for the hints and suggestions. On a whim, I loaded a microSD card with the beta Raspberry Pi 64 bit OS and ... it works! Fearing my success was a fluke, I loaded/reloaded microSD cards with production 32 bit versions and beta 64 bit versions, inserting them in 2gb and 8gb Pi-4 hardware. Identical results in all tests: 32 bit platform fails at socket Accept stage; 64 bit succeeds.

Here's the code. Works on 32 bit Pi-3, on 64 bit Pi-4; not on 32 bit Pi-4:
//----- get TCP Packet String from CLIENT console-----------------------
string getTcpPacketString(int localSocket ) {
socklen_t clilen;
struct sockaddr_in cliaddr;
int newsockfd;
signal(SIGCHLD, SIG_IGN);// delete zombie fork processes
// waiting for poll()
int pResult = poll(fds, nfds, timeout);
if ( pResult == -1 ) { error("ERROR on socket poll()\n"); }
if ( pResult == 0 ) { usleep(10000); return ""; } // no client connected during this cycle
    newsockfd = accept(localSocket, (struct sockaddr *) &cliaddr, &clilen);
    if (newsockfd < 0) {
cout << "Error on accept..." << endl;
return "-1";
//error("ERROR on accept");
uint maxPacketSize = 2048;
char packet_data[maxPacketSize];
memcpy(packet_data, "\0", maxPacketSize);
uint received_bytes = read( newsockfd, packet_data, maxPacketSize);
if (received_bytes < 0) { error("ERROR reading from socket"); }
string localString(packet_data);
localString = localString.substr(0, received_bytes); 
// return a substring, else that entire DIM size is returned with trailing random chars
return localString;
} // end getTcpPacketString ------------------------------------------

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