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curl_multi_socket - reads/writes available data

Name

curl_multi_socket - reads/writes available data

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>
CURLMcode curl_multi_socket(CURLM *multi_handle, curl_socket_t sockfd,
                            int *running_handles);
 
CURLMcode curl_multi_socket_all(CURLM *multi_handle,
                                int *running_handles);

Description

These functions are deprecated. Do not use. See curl_multi_socket_action instead.

At return, the integer running_handles points to will contain the number of still running easy handles within the multi handle. When this number reaches zero, all transfers are complete/done. Note that when you call curl_multi_socket_action on a specific socket and the counter decreases by one, it DOES NOT necessarily mean that this exact socket/transfer is the one that completed. Use curl_multi_info_read to figure out which easy handle that completed.

The curl_multi_socket_action functions inform the application about updates in the socket (file descriptor) status by doing none, one, or multiple calls to the socket callback function set with the CURLMOPT_SOCKETFUNCTION option to curl_multi_setopt. They update the status with changes since the previous time the callback was called.

Get the timeout time by setting the CURLMOPT_TIMERFUNCTION option with curl_multi_setopt. Your application will then get called with information on how long to wait for socket actions at most before doing the timeout action: call the curl_multi_socket_action function with the sockfd argument set to CURL_SOCKET_TIMEOUT. You can also use the curl_multi_timeout function to poll the value at any given time, but for an event-based system using the callback is far better than relying on polling the timeout value.

Usage of curl_multi_socket is deprecated, whereas the function is equivalent to curl_multi_socket_action with ev_bitmask set to 0.

Force libcurl to (re-)check all its internal sockets and transfers instead of just a single one by calling curl_multi_socket_all. Note that there should not be any reason to use this function.

Example

/* the event-library gets told when there activity on the socket 'fd',
   which we translate to a call to curl_multi_socket_action() */
int running;
rc = curl_multi_socket(multi_handle, fd, &running);

Availability

This function was added in libcurl 7.15.4, and is deemed stable since 7.16.0.

curl_multi_socket is deprecated, use curl_multi_socket_action instead!

Return value

CURLMcode type, general libcurl multi interface error code.

The return code is for the whole multi stack. Problems still might have occurred on individual transfers even when one of these functions return OK.

See also

curl_multi_cleanup(3), curl_multi_init(3), curl_multi_fdset(3), curl_multi_info_read(3), the hiperfifo.c example

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