iv_popen man page

IV_POPEN_REQUEST_INIT, iv_popen_request_submit, iv_popen_request_close ā€” popen(3) for ivykis applications


#include <iv_popen.h>

struct iv_popen_request {
        char            *file;
        char            **argv;
        char            *type;

void IV_POPEN_REQUEST_INIT(struct iv_popen_request *this);
int iv_popen_request_submit(struct iv_popen_request *this);
void iv_popen_request_close(struct iv_popen_request *this);


iv_popen provides ivykis(3) applications with an asynchronous version of popen(3) that is integrated with the ivykis event loop.

After initialising a struct iv_popen_request object using IV_POPEN_REQUEST_INIT and assigning its ->file and ->argv and ->type members, one can call iv_popen_request_submit on it to fork off a child process which will call execvp(2) on ->file and ->argv, while in the parent process returning a file descriptor that is connected to the child's standard input (if ->type equals "w") or standard output (if ->type equals "r").

When the application is done with the child process, it should call iv_popen_request_close, and close the file descriptor returned by iv_popen_request_submit (this is not done automatically).

iv_popen will continue to monitor the child's process state while it is running, by registering an iv_wait(3) interest for its process ID.

If the child process has not yet terminated when iv_popen_request_close is called, iv_popen will attempt to terminate the child process in the background by sending it a series of SIGTERM and SIGKILL signals.

iv_popen_request_close must be called from the same thread that iv_popen_request_submit was called from on this object.

See Also

ivykis(3), iv_wait(3), execvp(2), popen(3)

Referenced By

The man pages iv_popen_request_close(3), IV_POPEN_REQUEST_INIT(3) and iv_popen_request_submit(3) are aliases of iv_popen(3).

2010-09-04 ivykis programmer's manual