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What happens to service client when service server crashes?

asked 2014-09-30 08:45:03 -0500

trianta2 gravatar image

If I create a service server node and then, for whatever reason, the node crashes, what happens to all of the clients which were connected to the server?

If the server node respawns at some point, can the clients continue to use the service server automatically?

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answered 2014-09-30 09:08:59 -0500

Adolfo Rodriguez T gravatar image

updated 2014-09-30 10:54:58 -0500

If the service client is non-persistent (the default), the node implementing the server can change (eg. creash, respawn), and clients will properly reconnect when the next request is made. If the client is persistent, then you need to negotiate reconnections yourself.

More info for roscpp and rospy, respectively, can be found here:

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You mean "persistent", not "non-persistent" in the second statement, right?

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2014-09-30 09:22:20 -0500 )edit

I believe he does

trianta2 gravatar image trianta2  ( 2014-09-30 09:38:28 -0500 )edit

Thanks for catching the typo. Fixed now.

Adolfo Rodriguez T gravatar image Adolfo Rodriguez T  ( 2014-09-30 10:55:23 -0500 )edit

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