Libevent is pretty cool, but it is not “fast” for all applications. For example, it retrieves the system clock frequently, which can be a performance. libtorque: Portable Multithreaded Continuations decade’s architectures and operating systems, as libevent [19], libev, Java NIO and others achieved ubiquity much room for improving non-blocking I/O solu- Network programming abounds with task idioms. .. this approach could be the fastest path to true zero- . I want to know how to use libevent l.4,especially the use of http. can anybody give me a Fast portable non-blocking network programming with Libevent.

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It’s one of those things that I’ve read about different methods here and there, but I’ve never come across one good source that compared and contrasted the various techniques. When the buffer event is freed, close the underlying transport.

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There’s a Python project called gevent http: OK, I gotta ask: Also, I’m not convinced that the “nasty state bugs” from reorganizing around an event loop are necessarily worse than the ones that come from using threads libevnt shared state.

Sequential code is very readable, but not efficient at scale. Event-based code obscures control flow, as you note; threaded code is subject to very subtle and hard-to-reproduce bugs. One problem with using an event dispatcher like libevent is that libraries that make their own blocking calls won’t cooperate.

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A “buffer event” consists of an underlying transport like a socketa read buffer, and a write buffer. It’s too bad that no standard method for a asynchronous netsork has been developed for Unix in general. So if you’re writing the client handler for a database, or something like memcached, you need this technique whether you need porfable abstraction library is another argument This is hardly a new idea, in fact it’s very well-traveled ground.


Decide that we want to write some data to a connection; put that data in a buffer. Edit Report a Bug.

Fast portable non-blocking network programming with Libevent

EOF Got an end-of-file indication on oprtable buffer event. Also for python is pyevent, which works pretty well. But it’s difficult and error-prone. Properties fd Numeric file descriptor associated with the buffer event. Anyway, I’m just curious Thanks.

It’s frombut is a good overview of well-understood techniques. Sure, but libraries underneath you have to cooperate for you to use it to the fullest potential. Multiple requests can be running in parallel without fully blocking each other.

Libevent is rock solid — it blockibg the event loop for memcache, among other things.

Where I work, there’s one single library for concurrency, and every program or toolkit uses it. Equals to NULLif there is no file descriptor socket associated with the buffer event. It’s not a standard part of Unix, of course, but it seems reasonably portable.

Fork-per-connection sequential is simple and pretty fast, but it does have its limits it works fine for a simple webapp, but writing a high-performance IRC server that way will be rather painful.

If I had to speculate: That can be extremely bad for latency. An event occured during a read operation on the bufferevent.

It wasn’t too long ago when people were excited about fork-for-each-connection servers, though at least half of it was “OMG Unix system calls from Ruby” from people who probably don’t know C. RoboTeddy on Jan 11, I know what you mean about an event loop complicating error handling from callbacks, though.


It makes “what happens next” a really hard problem. But it’s a tradeoff: Event programming is useful in that it effectively performs cooperative multitasking without the overhead of thread stack space. See the other flags for which event it was.

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When we want to write data, for example, the usual pattern looks like:. I have used it to much success — some people don’t like the minimalist style. It was used heavily in the 90’s when threaded multiplexing was still new and threads were expensiveand it works well enough. Underlying output buffer object EventBuffer. RoboTeddy on Jan 11, Libevent is rock solid — it handles the event loop for memcache, among other things. An error occurred during a bufferevent operation.

Simpler approaches are blockimg enough sometimes, though. RoboTeddy on Jan livevent, If I had to netwokr An event occured during a write operation on the bufferevent. Hacker News new comments show ask jobs submit. Note that gevent is a fork of Eventlet http: Numeric file descriptor associated with the buffer event.

When this flag is set, the bufferevent defers all of its callbacks.