Channel states

A channel (a call) will go through many different states during its lifetime. Here we will describe the different states that a channel might find itself in, and what each of those states mean.

state Description
CS_NEW Channel is newly created.
CS_INIT Channel has been initialized.
CS_ROUTING Channel is looking for an extension to execute.
CS_SOFT_EXECUTE Channel is ready to execute from 3rd party control.
CS_EXECUTE Channel is executing its dialplan.
CS_EXCHANGE_MEDIA Channel is exchanging media with another channel.
CS_PARK Channel is accepting media awaiting commands.
CS_CONSUME_MEDIA Channel is consuming all media and dropping it.
CS_HIBERNATE Channel is in a sleep state.
CS_RESET Channel is in a reset state.
CS_HANGUP Channel is flagged for hangup and ready to end. Media will now end, and no further call routing will occur.
CS_REPORTING The channel is already hung up, media is already down, and now it’s time to do any sort of reporting processes such as CDR logging.
CS_DESTROY Channel is ready to be destroyed and out of the state machine. Memory pools are returned to the core and utilized memory from the channel is freed.