[Twisted-Python] Remote PB calls in ApplicationService.stopService

Alex Levy mesozoic at polynode.com
Thu Jul 31 17:02:10 EDT 2003

I had two programs running; one was a twistd -y instance, the other was a
simple script that received objects over Perspective Broker and printed them

The -y'able application consists of one Service:

 class MyService(app.ApplicationService):
   def somePBRemoteCall(self, event):
     d = pb.getObjectAt(self.host, self.port, self.timeout)
     d.addCallback(self.foundCatcher, event)
   def foundCatcher(self, obj, event):
     d = obj.callRemote('catch', event)
   def stopService(self):

This isn't the code verbatim, but this is basically what it's doing. I want
the receiving side to be informed when the sending side is about to stop.

On the sending side, this results in 'Connection failed'. On the receiving
side, the following traceback appears. Could somebody more familiar with the
internals of Perspective Broker explain what's going wrong, or how I might
change my approach?

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "sandbox/test-catcher.py", line 15, in ?
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/twisted/internet/default.py", line 122, in run
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/twisted/internet/default.py", line 133, in mainLoop
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/twisted/internet/default.py", line 472, in doSelect
    _logrun(selectable, _drdw, selectable, method, dict)
    --- <exception caught here> ---
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/twisted/python/log.py", line 65, in callWithLogger
    callWithContext({"system": lp}, func, *args, **kw)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/twisted/python/log.py", line 52, in callWithContext
    return context.call({ILogContext: newCtx}, func, *args, **kw)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/twisted/python/context.py", line 32, in callWithContext
    return func(*args,**kw)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/twisted/internet/default.py", line 495, in _doReadOrWrite
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/twisted/internet/tcp.py", line 253, in connectionLost
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/twisted/spread/pb.py", line 563, in connectionLost
    for lobj in self.remotelyCachedObjects.values():
exceptions.AttributeError: Broker instance has no attribute 'remotelyCachedObjects'

Alex Levy
WWW: http://mesozoic.geecs.org
"Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right."
 -- Salvor Hardin, Isaac Asimov's _Foundation_

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