header for remote procedure calls
An RpcHdr enables an RPC request to be sent or received. To send an
RPC request, you would insert an RpcHdr into an rpcstream followed by
any arguments and then flush the rpcstream if you wanted the request
to be sent immediately. The rpcstream automatically fills in each RPC
request's length field. To receive an RPC request, you would extract
an RpcHdr from an rpcstream and examine the ``request()'' member to
determine which additional arguments need to be extracted as well.
You can examine the ``ndata()'' member too if you need to estimate how
much space to allocate.
- RpcHdr(void* writer, int request)
- RpcHdr(int request)
Construct an initialized header for an outgoing RPC request (first two
constructors) or construct an uninitialized header for an incoming RPC
request (third constructor). To initialize the header, you'll have to
store the request's protocol number. You can also store the address
of the writer sending the RPC request if you want to route the RPC
request to a specific reader on the peer's side.
- unsigned long reader()
- int request()
- unsigned int ndata()
Get information about the RPC request. ``reader()'' identifies the
reader which should handle the RPC request. ``request()'' identifies
the action that should be performed. ``ndata()'' gives the number of
data bytes following the header, which may be useful for estimating
the amount of space that must be allocated to store an argument.