I removed the timeout argument from the socket callback and did some other

cleanups of this man page. The lengthy description has now also been removed
from curl/multi.h since it immediately got tedious to maintain the info on
two places when I did major updates...
Daniel Stenberg 18 years ago
parent 4dcb930247
commit fa18d6fb76

@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
.TH curl_multi_socket 3 "21 Dec 2005" "libcurl 7.16.0" "libcurl Manual"
curl_multi_socket - reads/writes available data
curl_multi_socket \- reads/writes available data
#include <curl/curl.h>
@ -32,23 +32,31 @@ status with changes since the previous time this function was used. If
\fBcallback\fP is NULL, no callback will be called. A status change may also
be a new timeout only, having the same IN/OUT status as before.
If a previous wait for socket action(s) timed out, you should call this
function with the socket argument set to CURL_SOCKET_TIMEOUT. If you want to
force libcurl to (re-)check all its internal sockets, and call the callback
with status for all sockets no matter what the previous state is, you call
curl_multi_socket_all() instead.
If you want to force libcurl to (re-)check all its internal sockets and
transfers instead of just a single one, you call
\fBcurl_multi_socket_all(3)\fP instead.
curl_multi_perform() is the equivalent of calling
curl_multi_socket_all(handle, NULL, NULL);
An application should call \fBcurl_multi_timeout(3)\fP to figure out how long
it should wait for socket actions \- at most \- before doing the timeout
action: call the \fBcurl_multi_socket(3)\fP function with the \fBsockfd\fP
argument set to CURL_SOCKET_TIMEOUT and the \fBeasy\fP argument set to
Regarding the timeout argument in the callback: it is the timeout (in
milliseconds) for waiting on action on this socket (and the given time period
starts when the callback is called) until you should call curl_multi_socket()
with the timeout stuff mentioned above. If "actions" happens on the socket
before the timeout happens, remember that the timout timer keeps ticking until
told otherwise.
\fBcurl_multi_perform(3)\fP is the exact equivalent of calling
\fBcurl_multi_socket_all\fP(handle, NULL, NULL);
The "what" argument has one of five values:
The socket \fBcallback\fP function uses a prototype like this
int curl_socket_callback(CURL *easy, /* easy handle */
curl_socket_t s, /* socket */
int action, /* see values below */
void *userp); /* "private" pointer */
The callback MUST return 0.
The \fIaction\fP (third) argument to the callback has one of five values:
register, not interested in readiness (yet)
@ -77,6 +85,8 @@ function returns OK.
Call curl_multi_socket_all() first. Setup a "collection" of sockets to
supervise, then when action happens call curl_multi_socket() for the easy
handle that got the action.
This function was added in libcurl 7.16.0
.BR curl_multi_cleanup "(3), " curl_multi_init "(3), "
.BR curl_multi_fdset "(3), " curl_multi_info_read "(3)"