IO::Async::Loop::Poll(3) use IO::Async with poll(2)


Normally an instance of this class would not be directly constructed by a program. It may however, be useful for runinng IO::Async with an existing program already using an "IO::Poll" object.

use IO::Poll;
use IO::Async::Loop::Poll;
my $poll = IO::Poll->new;
my $loop = IO::Async::Loop::Poll->new( poll => $poll );
$loop->add( ... );
while(1) {
my $timeout = ...
my $ret = $poll->poll( $timeout );


This subclass of IO::Async::Loop uses the poll(2) system call to perform read-ready and write-ready tests.

By default, this loop will use the underlying "poll()" system call directly, bypassing the usual IO::Poll object wrapper around it because of a number of bugs and design flaws in that class; namely

However, to integrate with existing code that uses an "IO::Poll" object, a "post_poll" can be called immediately after the "poll" method that "IO::Poll" object. The appropriate mask bits are maintained on the "IO::Poll" object when notifiers are added or removed from the loop, or when they change their "want_*" status. The "post_poll" method inspects the result bits and invokes the "on_read_ready" or "on_write_ready" methods on the notifiers.



   $loop = IO::Async::Loop::Poll->new( %args )

This function returns a new instance of a "IO::Async::Loop::Poll" object. It takes the following named arguments:

The "IO::Poll" object to use for notification. Optional; if a value is not given, the underlying "IO::Poll::_poll()" function is invoked directly, outside of the object wrapping.



   $count = $loop->post_poll

This method checks the returned event list from a "IO::Poll::poll" call, and calls any of the notification methods or callbacks that are appropriate. It returns the total number of callbacks that were invoked; that is, the total number of "on_read_ready" and "on_write_ready" callbacks for "watch_io", and "watch_time" event callbacks.


   $count = $loop->loop_once( $timeout )

This method calls the "poll" method on the stored "IO::Poll" object, passing in the value of $timeout, and then runs the "post_poll" method on itself. It returns the total number of callbacks invoked by the "post_poll" method, or "undef" if the underlying "poll" method returned an error.


Paul Evans <[email protected]>