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BIO_get_rpoll_descriptor.3ossl - Man Page

obtain a structure which can be used to determine when a BIO object can next be read or written

Synopsis

 #include <openssl/bio.h>

 typedef struct bio_poll_descriptor_st {
     uint32_t type;
     union {
         int        fd;
         void       *custom;
         uintptr_t  custom_ui;
     } value;
 } BIO_POLL_DESCRIPTOR;

 int BIO_get_rpoll_descriptor(BIO *b, BIO_POLL_DESCRIPTOR *desc);
 int BIO_get_wpoll_descriptor(BIO *b, BIO_POLL_DESCRIPTOR *desc);

Description

BIO_get_rpoll_descriptor() and BIO_get_wpoll_descriptor(), on success, fill *desc with a poll descriptor. A poll descriptor is a tagged union structure which represents some kind of OS or non-OS resource which can be used to synchronise on I/O availability events.

BIO_get_rpoll_descriptor() outputs a descriptor which can be used to determine when the BIO can (potentially) next be read, and BIO_get_wpoll_descriptor() outputs a descriptor which can be used to determine when the BIO can (potentially) next be written.

It is permissible for BIO_get_rpoll_descriptor() and BIO_get_wpoll_descriptor() to output the same descriptor.

Poll descriptors can represent different kinds of information. A typical kind of resource which might be represented by a poll descriptor is an OS file descriptor which can be used with APIs such as select().

The kinds of poll descriptor defined by OpenSSL are:

BIO_POLL_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_NONE

Represents the absence of a valid poll descriptor. It may be used by BIO_get_rpoll_descriptor() or BIO_get_wpoll_descriptor() to indicate that the BIO is not pollable for readability or writeability respectively.

For this type, no field within the value field of the BIO_POLL_DESCRIPTOR is valid.

BIO_POLL_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SOCK_FD

The poll descriptor represents an OS socket resource. The field value.fd in the BIO_POLL_DESCRIPTOR is valid if it is not set to -1.

The resource is whatever kind of handle is used by a given OS to represent sockets, which may vary by OS. For example, on Windows, the value is a SOCKET for use with the Winsock API. On POSIX-like platforms, it is a file descriptor.

Where a poll descriptor of this type is output by BIO_get_rpoll_descriptor(), it should be polled for readability to determine when the BIO might next be able to successfully complete a BIO_read() operation; likewise, where a poll descriptor of this type is output by BIO_get_wpoll_descriptor(), it should be polled for writeability to determine when the BIO might next be able to successfully complete a BIO_write() operation.

BIO_POLL_DESCRIPTOR_CUSTOM_START

Type values beginning with this value (inclusive) are reserved for application allocation for custom poll descriptor types. Any of the definitions in the union field value can be used by the application arbitrarily as opaque values.

Because poll descriptors are a tagged union structure, they can represent different kinds of information. New types of poll descriptor may be defined, including by applications, according to their needs.

Return Values

The functions BIO_get_rpoll_descriptor() and BIO_get_wpoll_descriptor() return 1 on success and 0 on failure.

These functions are permitted to succeed and initialise *desc with a poll descriptor of type BIO_POLL_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_NONE to indicate that the BIO is not pollable for readability or writeability respectively.

See Also

SSL_handle_events(3), SSL_get_event_timeout(3), SSL_get_rpoll_descriptor(3), SSL_get_wpoll_descriptor(3), bio(7)

History

The SSL_get_rpoll_descriptor() and SSL_get_wpoll_descriptor() functions were added in OpenSSL 3.2.

Referenced By

openssl-quic.7ossl(7), SSL_get_rpoll_descriptor.3ossl(3), SSL_set_blocking_mode.3ossl(3).

The man page BIO_get_wpoll_descriptor.3ossl(3) is an alias of BIO_get_rpoll_descriptor.3ossl(3).

2024-07-09 3.2.2 OpenSSL