I have a program which uses "feedparser". It occasionally hangs when
the network connection has been lost, and remains hung after the network
connection is restored.
My program calls
d = feedparser.parse(self.url,etag=self.etag,modified=self.modified)
If d is None, it raises an exception, and I see that happen when
the machine loses its WiFi connection. My program then waits about
a minute, then retries. On the retry, the same call is made, but
it never returns, even after a full day. The WiFi connection is
back up; other connections work. But "feedparser" is neither failing
nor retrying, just hanging. Note that this happens on the SECOND
failure, not the first.
Looking at the code, "feedparser" calls urllib2.opener for the
open. There's some deprecated timeout-related code in feedparser,
which I am not calling.
Running Python 220.127.116.11 (ActiveState) on Linux, on an EeePC 2G Surf.