io_wantread(3) signal that you want to read from a descriptor


#include <io.h>

void io_wantread(int64 fd);


io_wantread tells the next io_wait() that you want to read from this descriptor. Call io_dontwantread() again if you change your mind.

The next time you call io_wait(), it will look whether this descriptor becomes readable, too. You can then use io_canread() to check whether the descriptor has become readable.

You have to have called io_fd on the descriptor first (io_pipe and io_socketpair do this for you). Waiting on descriptors only works for sockets, fifos and pipes. It may also work on devices and TTYs, but that is platform dependent -- you should not rely on that.