[Freeswitch-users] FreeSwitch dies when calling sys.exit() from hangupHook function in Python.

Anthony Minessale anthony.minessale at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 07:37:36 PDT 2008

never use while(1) or the system exit call from your script.

replace while(1) with while(session.ready())

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 9:21 PM, Marc Orenberg <marc at kasteris.com> wrote:

> When I use the Python function sys.exit() in the hangup callback function,
> it immediately causes the FreeSwitch application to stop running. But I need
> to somehow stop the Python script from running in this situation.
> Here is a simple example:
>      def hangup_hook(session, what):
>        print("info","Hangup hook for  %s!!\n\n" % what)
>        sys.exit()
>      def handler(session, args):
>        session.answer()
>        session.setHangupHook(hangup_hook)
>        while(1):
>          session.streamFile(PROMPTS_DIR + "ThanksForCalling.wav")
> The above script simply plays "Thanks for calling" over and over. If I
> hang-up, FreeSwitch dies. If I remove the sys.exit(), it will return from
> hangup_hook and continue trying to play the prompt forever.
> Thanks for your help.
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