CZMQ Manual - CZMQ/3.0.1
zloop - event-driven reactor
// Callback function for reactor socket activity typedef int (zloop_reader_fn) ( zloop_t *loop, zsock_t *reader, void *arg); // Callback function for reactor events (low-level) typedef int (zloop_fn) ( zloop_t *loop, zmq_pollitem_t *item, void *arg); // Callback for reactor timer events typedef int (zloop_timer_fn) ( zloop_t *loop, int timer_id, void *arg); // Create a new zloop reactor CZMQ_EXPORT zloop_t * zloop_new (); // Destroy a reactor CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_destroy (zloop_t **self_p); // Register socket reader with the reactor. When the reader has messages, // the reactor will call the handler, passing the arg. Returns 0 if OK, -1 // if there was an error. If you register the same socket more than once, // each instance will invoke its corresponding handler. CZMQ_EXPORT int zloop_reader (zloop_t *self, zsock_t *sock, zloop_reader_fn handler, void *arg); // Cancel a socket reader from the reactor. If multiple readers exist for // same socket, cancels ALL of them. CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_reader_end (zloop_t *self, zsock_t *sock); // Configure a registered reader to ignore errors. If you do not set this, // then readers that have errors are removed from the reactor silently. CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_reader_set_tolerant (zloop_t *self, zsock_t *sock); // Register low-level libzmq pollitem with the reactor. When the pollitem // is ready, will call the handler, passing the arg. Returns 0 if OK, -1 // if there was an error. If you register the pollitem more than once, each // instance will invoke its corresponding handler. A pollitem with // socket=NULL and fd=0 means 'poll on FD zero'. CZMQ_EXPORT int zloop_poller (zloop_t *self, zmq_pollitem_t *item, zloop_fn handler, void *arg); // Cancel a pollitem from the reactor, specified by socket or FD. If both // are specified, uses only socket. If multiple poll items exist for same // socket/FD, cancels ALL of them. CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_poller_end (zloop_t *self, zmq_pollitem_t *item); // Configure a registered poller to ignore errors. If you do not set this, // then poller that have errors are removed from the reactor silently. CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_poller_set_tolerant (zloop_t *self, zmq_pollitem_t *item); // Register a timer that expires after some delay and repeats some number of // times. At each expiry, will call the handler, passing the arg. To run a // timer forever, use 0 times. Returns a timer_id that is used to cancel the // timer in the future. Returns -1 if there was an error. CZMQ_EXPORT int zloop_timer (zloop_t *self, size_t delay, size_t times, zloop_timer_fn handler, void *arg); // Cancel a specific timer identified by a specific timer_id (as returned by // zloop_timer). CZMQ_EXPORT int zloop_timer_end (zloop_t *self, int timer_id); // Register a ticket timer. Ticket timers are very fast in the case where // you use a lot of timers (thousands), and frequently remove and add them. // The main use case is expiry timers for servers that handle many clients, // and which reset the expiry timer for each message received from a client. // Whereas normal timers perform poorly as the number of clients grows, the // cost of ticket timers is constant, no matter the number of clients. You // must set the ticket delay using zloop_set_ticket_delay before creating a // ticket. Returns a handle to the timer that you should use in // zloop_ticket_reset and zloop_ticket_delete. CZMQ_EXPORT void * zloop_ticket (zloop_t *self, zloop_timer_fn handler, void *arg); // Reset a ticket timer, which moves it to the end of the ticket list and // resets its execution time. This is a very fast operation. CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_ticket_reset (zloop_t *self, void *handle); // Delete a ticket timer. We do not actually delete the ticket here, as // other code may still refer to the ticket. We mark as deleted, and remove // later and safely. CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_ticket_delete (zloop_t *self, void *handle); // Set the ticket delay, which applies to all tickets. If you lower the // delay and there are already tickets created, the results are undefined. CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_set_ticket_delay (zloop_t *self, size_t ticket_delay); // Set hard limit on number of timers allowed. Setting more than a small // number of timers (10-100) can have a dramatic impact on the performance // of the reactor. For high-volume cases, use ticket timers. If the hard // limit is reached, the reactor stops creating new timers and logs an // error. CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_set_max_timers (zloop_t *self, size_t max_timers); // Set verbose tracing of reactor on/off CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_set_verbose (zloop_t *self, bool verbose); // Start the reactor. Takes control of the thread and returns when the ØMQ // context is terminated or the process is interrupted, or any event handler // returns -1. Event handlers may register new sockets and timers, and // cancel sockets. Returns 0 if interrupted, -1 if cancelled by a handler. CZMQ_EXPORT int zloop_start (zloop_t *self); // Ignore zsys_interrupted flag in this loop. By default, a zloop_start will // exit as soon as it detects zsys_interrupted is set to something other than // zero. Calling zloop_ignore_interrupts will supress this behavior. CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_ignore_interrupts (zloop_t *self); // Self test of this class CZMQ_EXPORT void zloop_test (bool verbose);
The zloop class provides an event-driven reactor pattern. The reactor handles zmq_pollitem_t items (pollers or writers, sockets or fds), and once-off or repeated timers. Its resolution is 1 msec. It uses a tickless timer to reduce CPU interrupts in inactive processes.
Please add @discuss section in ../src/zloop.c.
From zloop_test method
// Create two PAIR sockets and connect over inproc zsock_t *output = zsock_new (ZMQ_PAIR); assert (output); zsock_bind (output, "inproc://zloop.test"); zsock_t *input = zsock_new (ZMQ_PAIR); assert (input); zsock_connect (input, "inproc://zloop.test"); zloop_t *loop = zloop_new (); assert (loop); zloop_set_verbose (loop, verbose); // Create a timer that will be cancelled int timer_id = zloop_timer (loop, 1000, 1, s_timer_event, NULL); zloop_timer (loop, 5, 1, s_cancel_timer_event, &timer_id); // After 20 msecs, send a ping message to output3 zloop_timer (loop, 20, 1, s_timer_event, output); // Set up some tickets that will never expire zloop_set_ticket_delay (loop, 10000); void *ticket1 = zloop_ticket (loop, s_timer_event, NULL); void *ticket2 = zloop_ticket (loop, s_timer_event, NULL); void *ticket3 = zloop_ticket (loop, s_timer_event, NULL); // When we get the ping message, end the reactor rc = zloop_reader (loop, input, s_socket_event, NULL); assert (rc == 0); zloop_reader_set_tolerant (loop, input); zloop_start (loop); zloop_ticket_delete (loop, ticket1); zloop_ticket_delete (loop, ticket2); zloop_ticket_delete (loop, ticket3); // Check whether loop properly ignores zsys_interrupted flag // when asked to zloop_destroy (&loop); loop = zloop_new (); bool timer_event_called = false; zloop_timer (loop, 1, 1, s_timer_event3, &timer_event_called); zsys_interrupted = 1; zloop_start (loop); // zloop returns immediately without giving any handler a chance to run assert (!timer_event_called); zloop_ignore_interrupts (loop); zloop_start (loop); // zloop runs the handler which will terminate the loop assert (timer_event_called); zsys_interrupted = 0; // cleanup zloop_destroy (&loop); assert (loop == NULL); zsock_destroy (&input); zsock_destroy (&output);
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