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Modbus-tk library catching modbus-tk exception
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Hey. I am working with raspberry PI and modbus. Raspberry PI is configured as master and I have multiple ESP32 devices configured as slave devices.

I am not entirely sure how modbus-tk library works but everytime I write to register or read from slaves, the raspberry PI is waiting for a valid response. If the response is invalid ( slave did not respond or its turned OFF), the python will throw me an error code:
Exception in Tkinter callback
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/tkinter/__init__.py", line 1705, in __call__
    return self.func(*args)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/tkinter/__init__.py", line 749, in callit
    func(*args)
  File "/home/pi/Desktop/lukas_programming/PTL_python/PTL_Modbus2.py", line 464, in <lambda>
    master.after(100,lambda:update_current_operation(myConnection))
  File "/home/pi/Desktop/lukas_programming/PTL_python/PTL_Modbus2.py", line 508, in update_current_operation
    master_modbus.execute(int(Device), cst.WRITE_SINGLE_REGISTER, 24, output_value=Quantity)
  File "/home/pi/.local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/modbus_tk/utils.py", line 39, in new
    raise excpt
  File "/home/pi/.local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/modbus_tk/utils.py", line 37, in new
    ret = fcn(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/home/pi/.local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/modbus_tk/modbus.py", line 306, in execute
    response_pdu = query.parse_response(response)
  File "/home/pi/.local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/modbus_tk/modbus_rtu.py", line 46, in parse_response
    raise ModbusInvalidResponseError("Response length is invalid {0}".format(len(response)))
modbus_tk.exceptions.ModbusInvalidResponseError: Response length is invalid 0
https://ibb.co/TM1Vp5f

My question is to how to properly handle this invalid response? For example If I want to do some task which involve 2 ESP32 slave devices I would use this command to initiate a task:
for Device,Quantity,Serial in cur.fetchall() :
        device_list.append(Device)
        Priority = Assign_priorities(Serial)
        item.append([Device, Quantity, Serial, Priority])
        counter=counter+1
        master_modbus.execute(int(Device), cst.WRITE_SINGLE_REGISTER, 24, output_value=Quantity)
This will write to register 24 for both devices, if both devices are working properly, everything will be fine, however,if one of the devices are OFF or not working, I need to be able to know and handle it appropriately(notify user to turn ON the required device for example or something)



Also, same thing happens when I send "restart" command to any of my ESP32 slaves. When ESP32 receives the command, it restarts but I get the same error message on my raspberry PI ( My guess is that ESP32 device did not respond to the valid raspberry PI message before restarting).

Can someone suggest me a way to handle that?
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#2
What you're showing is python 2.7 code (obsolete as of Jan 1, 2020).
If you show full code listing, or let us know package name, it's possible that a newer version can be located.
It may also be easily modified to run on python 3, but still need full code for that to happen.
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