io_fd_flags man page

io_fd_flags — prepare descriptor for io_wait


#include <io.h>

int io_fd(int64 fd);


int io_fd_flags(int64 fd);


io_fd_flags behaves just like io_fd, but certain flags can be bitwise-ORed to it to alter its behavior:


tell io_fd that the descriptor is writable.  This is useful so io_wantwrite can queue the descriptor immediately and there is no need to query the operating system event reporting mechanism.


tell io_fd that the descriptor is blocking.


tell io_fd that the descriptor is non-blocking.

Normally, io_fd calls fcntl to ask the operating system whether the descriptor is blocking or not.  The frameworks needs to know because it alters how io_tryread and io_trywrite handle the socket.  Never pass both IO_FD_BLOCK and IO_FD_NONBLOCK at the same time.

Newly connected stream sockets are always writable if the connection is established, so it is usually safe to pass IO_FD_CANWRITE.  The main exception case where IO_FD_CANWRITE should not be passed is on a non-blocking socket where a connect() is pending.  Then you need to poll for writability to get notified when the connection is established.

Return Value

io_fd_flags returns 1 on success, 0 on error.

See Also

io_fd(3), io_fd_canwrite(3)