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From: Marcel Holtmann <>
To: BlueZ Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [Bluez-users] Multiple Bluetooth connections
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:42:10 +0100
Message-ID: <1110966130.9818.95.camel@pegasus> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Pedro,

> In the application that I am developing, I want to send simultaneous 
> OBEX messages to different OBEX servers over Bluetooth. I am using 
> OpenOBEX for this purpose. There are two problems I am facing.
> On the one hand, it seems that there is only room to establish one 
> Bluetooth connection at a time. If I start many OBEX pushes 
> simultaneously, only the first one succeeds. The others fail usually 
> with error "Device or resource busy" (errno=16); sometimes even with 
> "Software caused connection abort" (errno=103). Once the first 
> connection is established and while sending OBEX data, I can establish 
> another connection.
> I just want to make clear that the problem is with the establishment of 
> the connection. I am fully aware that it is possible to handle various 
> on-going connections with no problems and I have succeeded with that. Is 
> there a limitation with Bluetooth or BlueZ that allows only one RFCOMM, 
> L2CAP or HCI connection establishment?

this is a hardware limit and I don't know of any chip that is capable of
establishing two connections at the same time. From what I know this
will never be possible, but you should better ask a radio/baseband
expert for a correct answer.

> On the other hand, some connections die before sending the data, but it 
> seems that the file descriptor of this connection does not receive any 
> notification (I use select() on all file descriptors, with the file 
> descriptor in the read mask). I know that this could be due to a problem 
> with my program, a problem with OpenOBEX or the BlueZ version I am using 
> (it is not the latest). In any case, to track down the cause, I would 
> like to know how can I monitor the Bluetooth connections (at any level, 
> but preferably RFCOMM) that a process (or the whole system) has. What I 
> am looking for is a tool like netstat.

Using poll() or select() is the right way. About what version of the
kernel and library/utils are we talking?



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Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2005-03-15 18:48 Pedro Monjo Florit
2005-03-15 19:27 ` sir
2005-03-16  9:42 ` Marcel Holtmann [this message]
2005-03-16 11:23   ` Pedro Monjo Florit
2005-03-16 11:44     ` Marcel Holtmann
     [not found]   ` <>
2005-03-16 10:40     ` Peter Stephenson
2018-10-30 10:24     ` [PATCH v2] Bluetooth: Support fast advertising interval Bharat Bhusan Panda
2018-11-13  9:00       ` Panda, Bharat B
2018-11-23 10:52         ` Panda, Bharat B
2018-12-07 12:34           ` Panda, Bharat B
2018-12-18 23:30       ` Marcel Holtmann
2019-02-04  9:10         ` Panda, Bharat B

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