Error: Cannot iterate over a consumed stream

Hi. I am getting this error when receiving in streaming mode. Anyone who can point towards what can be wrong?

Error: Cannot iterate over a consumed stream, use .tee() to split the stream.
at Stream.iterator (file:///Users/juanvassallo/Library/CloudStorage/OneDrive-UniversityofBergen/UiB/PhD/Projects/Oscillations%20I%20-%20Winterreise/API/talkingGPT/node_modules/openai/streaming.mjs:34:23)
at ()
at [as read] (file:///Users/juanvassallo/Library/CloudStorage/OneDrive-UniversityofBergen/UiB/PhD/Projects/Oscillations%20I%20-%20Winterreise/API/talkingGPT/talkGPT.mjs:25:22)
at (node:internal/streams/readable:547:12)
at maybeReadMore
at process.processTicksAndRejections (node:internal/process/task_queues:82:21)

Node.js v20.9.0

The error message you’re seeing, “Cannot iterate over a consumed stream, use .tee() to split the stream,” suggests that there’s an attempt to read from a stream that has already been read or consumed. In Node.js, streams are designed to be read once; after you’ve read data from a stream, you can’t read it again unless you’ve implemented a way to duplicate the stream’s data.

The .tee() method is a way to create two readable streams from one readable stream, allowing you to read the data twice without consuming the original stream.

Here’s what you might consider checking:

  1. Single Read: Ensure that you are not trying to read from a stream that has already been consumed elsewhere in your code.
  2. Stream Duplication: If you need to read from a stream multiple times, use the .tee() method right after the creation of the stream to duplicate it. For example:

const [stream1, stream2] = originalStream.tee();

  1. Then you can consume stream1 and stream2 independently.
  2. Event Listeners: If you’re working with stream events (like ‘data’ or ‘end’), make sure you’re not adding multiple event listeners that consume the stream multiple times.
  3. Asynchronous Handling: Node.js is asynchronous. If you’re not properly handling the asynchronous nature of Node.js, you might end up consuming the stream before you intend to. Use async/await or callbacks to manage the flow.

Here is a conceptual example to illustrate how you might use .tee():

// Assuming 'someStream' is a ReadableStream that you've created

// Tee the stream into two separate streams
const [stream1, stream2] = someStream.tee();

// Now you can consume stream1
for await (const chunk of stream1) {
  console.log('Stream 1 Chunk:', chunk);

// And you can also consume stream2 independently
for await (const chunk of stream2) {
  console.log('Stream 2 Chunk:', chunk);

This is a high-level suggestion; you’ll need to adapt it to the specifics of your code and use case. Remember to check if .tee() is available in the version of Node.js you’re using or in the specific stream implementation provided by the openai package, as not all streams have this method by default. If it’s not available, you may need to implement your own logic to buffer the stream contents or use a library that can duplicate the stream for you.