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> Looks like this is a scif bug. From the documentation:
and from the source code, scif_poll(...) simply calls poll(...)
at least in MPSS 2.1
> Since that is not the case I will look through the documentation and see
if there is a way other than pthread_cancel.
what about :
- use a global variable (a boolean called "close_requested")
- update the scif thread so it checks close_requested after each scif_poll,
and exits if true
- when closing btl/scif :
* set close_requested to true
* scif_connect to myself
* close this connection
that's a bit heavyweight, but it does the job
( and we keep an infinite timeout for scif_poll() so overhead at runtime is
i can test this approach from tomorrow if needed