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evbuffer(3)                Library Functions Manual                evbuffer(3)



NAME
       evbuffer -

       Functions for buffering data for network sending or receiving.


SYNOPSIS
       #include <event2/buffer.h>
       #include <event2/event-config.h>
       #include <stdarg.h>
       #include <event2/util.h>


   Data Structures
           struct evbuffer
           An evbuffer is an opaque data type for efficiently buffering data
           to be sent or received on the network.  struct evbuffer_cb_info
           Structure passed to an evbuffer_cb_func evbuffer callback.  struct
           evbuffer_iovec
           Describes a single extent of memory inside an evbuffer.  struct
           evbuffer_ptr
           Pointer to a position within an evbuffer.

   Macros
           #define EVBUFFER_CB_ENABLED   1
           If this flag is not set, then a callback is temporarily disabled,
           and should not be invoked.  #define EVBUFFER_FLAG_DRAINS_TO_FD   1
           If this flag is set, then we will not use evbuffer_peek(),
           evbuffer_remove(), evbuffer_remove_buffer(), and so on to read
           bytes from this buffer: we'll only take bytes out of this buffer by
           writing them to the network (as with evbuffer_write_atmost), by
           removing them without observing them (as with evbuffer_drain), or
           by copying them all out at once (as with evbuffer_add_buffer).

   Typedefs
           typedef void(* evbuffer_cb_func )(struct evbuffer *buffer, const
           struct evbuffer_cb_info *info, void *arg)
           Type definition for a callback that is invoked whenever data is
           added or removed from an evbuffer.  typedef void(*
           evbuffer_ref_cleanup_cb )(const void *data, size_t datalen, void
           *extra)
           A cleanup function for a piece of memory added to an evbuffer by
           reference.

   Enumerations
           enum evbuffer_eol_style { EVBUFFER_EOL_ANY, EVBUFFER_EOL_CRLF,
           EVBUFFER_EOL_CRLF_STRICT, EVBUFFER_EOL_LF }
           Used to tell evbuffer_readln what kind of line-ending to look for.
           enum evbuffer_ptr_how { EVBUFFER_PTR_SET, EVBUFFER_PTR_ADD }
           Defines how to adjust an evbuffer_ptr by evbuffer_ptr_set()

   Functions
           int evbuffer_add (struct evbuffer *buf, const void *data, size_t
           datlen)
           Append data to the end of an evbuffer.  int evbuffer_add_buffer
           (struct evbuffer *outbuf, struct evbuffer *inbuf)
           Move all data from one evbuffer into another evbuffer.  struct
           evbuffer_cb_entry * evbuffer_add_cb (struct evbuffer *buffer,
           evbuffer_cb_func cb, void *cbarg)
           Add a new callback to an evbuffer.  int evbuffer_add_file (struct
           evbuffer *outbuf, int fd, ev_off_t offset, ev_off_t length)
           Copy data from a file into the evbuffer for writing to a socket.
           int evbuffer_add_printf (struct evbuffer *buf, const char *fmt,...)
           Append a formatted string to the end of an evbuffer.  int
           evbuffer_add_reference (struct evbuffer *outbuf, const void *data,
           size_t datlen, evbuffer_ref_cleanup_cb cleanupfn, void
           *cleanupfn_arg)
           Reference memory into an evbuffer without copying.  int
           evbuffer_add_vprintf (struct evbuffer *buf, const char *fmt,
           va_list ap)
           Append a va_list formatted string to the end of an evbuffer.  int
           evbuffer_cb_clear_flags (struct evbuffer *buffer, struct
           evbuffer_cb_entry *cb, ev_uint32_t flags)
           Change the flags that are set for a callback on a buffer by
           removing some.  int evbuffer_cb_set_flags (struct evbuffer *buffer,
           struct evbuffer_cb_entry *cb, ev_uint32_t flags)
           Change the flags that are set for a callback on a buffer by adding
           more.  int evbuffer_clear_flags (struct evbuffer *buf, ev_uint64_t
           flags)
           Change the flags that are set for an evbuffer by removing some.
           int evbuffer_commit_space (struct evbuffer *buf, struct
           evbuffer_iovec *vec, int n_vecs)
           Commits previously reserved space.  ev_ssize_t evbuffer_copyout
           (struct evbuffer *buf, void *data_out, size_t datlen)
           Read data from an evbuffer, and leave the buffer unchanged.  int
           evbuffer_defer_callbacks (struct evbuffer *buffer, struct
           event_base *base)
           Force all the callbacks on an evbuffer to be run, not immediately
           after the evbuffer is altered, but instead from inside the event
           loop.  int evbuffer_drain (struct evbuffer *buf, size_t len)
           Remove a specified number of bytes data from the beginning of an
           evbuffer.  int evbuffer_enable_locking (struct evbuffer *buf, void
           *lock)
           Enable locking on an evbuffer so that it can safely be used by
           multiple threads at the same time.  int evbuffer_expand (struct
           evbuffer *buf, size_t datlen)
           Expands the available space in an evbuffer.  void evbuffer_free
           (struct evbuffer *buf)
           Deallocate storage for an evbuffer.  int evbuffer_freeze (struct
           evbuffer *buf, int at_front)
           Prevent calls that modify an evbuffer from succeeding.  size_t
           evbuffer_get_contiguous_space (const struct evbuffer *buf)
           Returns the number of contiguous available bytes in the first
           buffer chain.  size_t evbuffer_get_length (const struct evbuffer
           *buf)
           Returns the total number of bytes stored in the evbuffer.  void
           evbuffer_lock (struct evbuffer *buf)
           Acquire the lock on an evbuffer.  struct evbuffer * evbuffer_new
           (void)
           Allocate storage for a new evbuffer.  int evbuffer_peek (struct
           evbuffer *buffer, ev_ssize_t len, struct evbuffer_ptr *start_at,
           struct evbuffer_iovec *vec_out, int n_vec)
           Function to peek at data inside an evbuffer without removing it or
           copying it out.  int evbuffer_prepend (struct evbuffer *buf, const
           void *data, size_t size)
           Prepends data to the beginning of the evbuffer.  int
           evbuffer_prepend_buffer (struct evbuffer *dst, struct evbuffer
           *src)
           Prepends all data from the src evbuffer to the beginning of the dst
           evbuffer.  int evbuffer_ptr_set (struct evbuffer *buffer, struct
           evbuffer_ptr *ptr, size_t position, enum evbuffer_ptr_how how)
           Sets the search pointer in the buffer to position.  unsigned char *
           evbuffer_pullup (struct evbuffer *buf, ev_ssize_t size)
           Makes the data at the begging of an evbuffer contiguous.  int
           evbuffer_read (struct evbuffer *buffer, evutil_socket_t fd, int
           howmuch)
           Read from a file descriptor and store the result in an evbuffer.
           char * evbuffer_readln (struct evbuffer *buffer, size_t
           *n_read_out, enum evbuffer_eol_style eol_style)
           Read a single line from an evbuffer.  int evbuffer_remove (struct
           evbuffer *buf, void *data, size_t datlen)
           Read data from an evbuffer and drain the bytes read.  int
           evbuffer_remove_buffer (struct evbuffer *src, struct evbuffer *dst,
           size_t datlen)
           Read data from an evbuffer into another evbuffer, draining the
           bytes from the source buffer.  int evbuffer_remove_cb (struct
           evbuffer *buffer, evbuffer_cb_func cb, void *cbarg)
           Remove a callback from an evbuffer, given the function and argument
           used to add it.  int evbuffer_remove_cb_entry (struct evbuffer
           *buffer, struct evbuffer_cb_entry *ent)
           Remove a callback from an evbuffer, given a handle returned from
           evbuffer_add_cb.  int evbuffer_reserve_space (struct evbuffer *buf,
           ev_ssize_t size, struct evbuffer_iovec *vec, int n_vec)
           Reserves space in the last chain or chains of an evbuffer.  struct
           evbuffer_ptr evbuffer_search (struct evbuffer *buffer, const char
           *what, size_t len, const struct evbuffer_ptr *start)
           Search for a string within an evbuffer.  struct evbuffer_ptr
           evbuffer_search_eol (struct evbuffer *buffer, struct evbuffer_ptr
           *start, size_t *eol_len_out, enum evbuffer_eol_style eol_style)
           Search for an end-of-line string within an evbuffer.  struct
           evbuffer_ptr evbuffer_search_range (struct evbuffer *buffer, const
           char *what, size_t len, const struct evbuffer_ptr *start, const
           struct evbuffer_ptr *end)
           Search for a string within part of an evbuffer.  int
           evbuffer_set_flags (struct evbuffer *buf, ev_uint64_t flags)
           Change the flags that are set for an evbuffer by adding more.  int
           evbuffer_unfreeze (struct evbuffer *buf, int at_front)
           Re-enable calls that modify an evbuffer.  void evbuffer_unlock
           (struct evbuffer *buf)
           Release the lock on an evbuffer.  int evbuffer_write (struct
           evbuffer *buffer, evutil_socket_t fd)
           Write the contents of an evbuffer to a file descriptor.  int
           evbuffer_write_atmost (struct evbuffer *buffer, evutil_socket_t fd,
           ev_ssize_t howmuch)
           Write some of the contents of an evbuffer to a file descriptor.

Detailed Description
       Functions for buffering data for network sending or receiving.

       An evbuffer can be used for preparing data before sending it to the
       network or conversely for reading data from the network. Evbuffers try
       to avoid memory copies as much as possible. As a result, evbuffers can
       be used to pass data around without actually incurring the overhead of
       copying the data.

       A new evbuffer can be allocated with evbuffer_new(), and can be freed
       with evbuffer_free(). Most users will be using evbuffers via the
       bufferevent interface. To access a bufferevent's evbuffers, use
       bufferevent_get_input() and bufferevent_get_output().

       There are several guidelines for using evbuffers.

       o if you already know how much data you are going to add as a result of
         calling evbuffer_add() multiple times, it makes sense to use
         evbuffer_expand() first to make sure that enough memory is allocated
         before hand.

       o evbuffer_add_buffer() adds the contents of one buffer to the other
         without incurring any unnecessary memory copies.

       o evbuffer_add() and evbuffer_add_buffer() do not mix very well: if you
         use them, you will wind up with fragmented memory in your buffer.

       o For high-performance code, you may want to avoid copying data into
         and out of buffers. You can skip the copy step by using
         evbuffer_reserve_space()/evbuffer_commit_space() when writing into a
         buffer, and evbuffer_peek() when reading.

       In Libevent 2.0 and later, evbuffers are represented using a linked
       list of memory chunks, with pointers to the first and last chunk in the
       chain.

       As the contents of an evbuffer can be stored in multiple different
       memory blocks, it cannot be accessed directly. Instead,
       evbuffer_pullup() can be used to force a specified number of bytes to
       be contiguous. This will cause memory reallocation and memory copies if
       the data is split across multiple blocks. It is more efficient,
       however, to use evbuffer_peek() if you don't require that the memory to
       be contiguous.

Macro Definition Documentation
   #define EVBUFFER_CB_ENABLED   1
       If this flag is not set, then a callback is temporarily disabled, and
       should not be invoked. See Also:
           evbuffer_cb_set_flags(), evbuffer_cb_clear_flags()


   #define EVBUFFER_FLAG_DRAINS_TO_FD   1
       If this flag is set, then we will not use evbuffer_peek(),
       evbuffer_remove(), evbuffer_remove_buffer(), and so on to read bytes
       from this buffer: we'll only take bytes out of this buffer by writing
       them to the network (as with evbuffer_write_atmost), by removing them
       without observing them (as with evbuffer_drain), or by copying them all
       out at once (as with evbuffer_add_buffer). Using this option allows the
       implementation to use sendfile-based operations for
       evbuffer_add_file(); see that function for more information.

       This flag is on by default for bufferevents that can take advantage of
       it; you should never actually need to set it on a bufferevent's output
       buffer.

Typedef Documentation
   typedef void(* evbuffer_cb_func)(struct evbuffer *buffer, const struct
   evbuffer_cb_info *info, void *arg)
       Type definition for a callback that is invoked whenever data is added
       or removed from an evbuffer. An evbuffer may have one or more callbacks
       set at a time. The order in which they are executed is undefined.

       A callback function may add more callbacks, or remove itself from the
       list of callbacks, or add or remove data from the buffer. It may not
       remove another callback from the list.

       If a callback adds or removes data from the buffer or from another
       buffer, this can cause a recursive invocation of your callback or other
       callbacks. If you ask for an infinite loop, you might just get one:
       watch out!

       Parameters:
           buffer the buffer whose size has changed
           info a structure describing how the buffer changed.
           arg a pointer to user data


   typedef void(* evbuffer_ref_cleanup_cb)(const void *data, size_t datalen,
   void *extra)
       A cleanup function for a piece of memory added to an evbuffer by
       reference. See Also:
           evbuffer_add_reference()


Enumeration Type Documentation
   enum evbuffer_eol_style
       Used to tell evbuffer_readln what kind of line-ending to look for.

       Enumerator

       EVBUFFER_EOL_ANY
              Any sequence of CR and LF characters is acceptable as an EOL.
              Note that this style can produce ambiguous results: the sequence
              'CRLF' will be treated as a single EOL if it is all in the
              buffer at once, but if you first read a CR from the network and
              later read an LF from the network, it will be treated as two
              EOLs.

       EVBUFFER_EOL_CRLF
              An EOL is an LF, optionally preceded by a CR. This style is most
              useful for implementing text-based internet protocols.

       EVBUFFER_EOL_CRLF_STRICT
              An EOL is a CR followed by an LF.

       EVBUFFER_EOL_LF
              An EOL is a LF.

   enum evbuffer_ptr_how
       Defines how to adjust an evbuffer_ptr by evbuffer_ptr_set() See Also:
           evbuffer_ptr_set()


       Enumerator

       EVBUFFER_PTR_SET
              Sets the pointer to the position; can be called on with an
              uninitialized evbuffer_ptr.

       EVBUFFER_PTR_ADD
              Advances the pointer by adding to the current position.

Function Documentation
   int evbuffer_add (struct evbuffer *buf, const void *data, size_tdatlen)
       Append data to the end of an evbuffer. Parameters:
           buf the evbuffer to be appended to
           data pointer to the beginning of the data buffer
           datlen the number of bytes to be copied from the data buffer

       Returns:
           0 on success, -1 on failure.


   int evbuffer_add_buffer (struct evbuffer *outbuf, struct evbuffer *inbuf)
       Move all data from one evbuffer into another evbuffer. This is a
       destructive add. The data from one buffer moves into the other buffer.
       However, no unnecessary memory copies occur.

       Parameters:
           outbuf the output buffer
           inbuf the input buffer

       Returns:
           0 if successful, or -1 if an error occurred

       See Also:
           evbuffer_remove_buffer()


   struct evbuffer_cb_entry* evbuffer_add_cb (struct evbuffer *buffer,
   evbuffer_cb_funccb, void *cbarg) [read]
       Add a new callback to an evbuffer. Subsequent calls to
       evbuffer_add_cb() add new callbacks. To remove this callback, call
       evbuffer_remove_cb or evbuffer_remove_cb_entry.

       Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer to be monitored
           cb the callback function to invoke when the evbuffer is modified,
           or NULL to remove all callbacks.
           cbarg an argument to be provided to the callback function

       Returns:
           a handle to the callback on success, or NULL on failure.


   int evbuffer_add_file (struct evbuffer *outbuf, intfd, ev_off_toffset,
   ev_off_tlength)
       Copy data from a file into the evbuffer for writing to a socket. This
       function avoids unnecessary data copies between userland and kernel. If
       sendfile is available and the EVBUFFER_FLAG_DRAINS_TO_FD flag is set,
       it uses those functions. Otherwise, it tries to use mmap (or
       CreateFileMapping on Windows).

       The function owns the resulting file descriptor and will close it when
       finished transferring data.

       The results of using evbuffer_remove() or evbuffer_pullup() on
       evbuffers whose data was added using this function are undefined.

       Parameters:
           outbuf the output buffer
           fd the file descriptor
           offset the offset from which to read data
           length how much data to read

       Returns:
           0 if successful, or -1 if an error occurred


   int evbuffer_add_printf (struct evbuffer *buf, const char *fmt, ...)
       Append a formatted string to the end of an evbuffer. The string is
       formated as printf.

       Parameters:
           buf the evbuffer that will be appended to
           fmt a format string
           ... arguments that will be passed to printf(3)

       Returns:
           The number of bytes added if successful, or -1 if an error
           occurred.

       See Also:
           evutil_printf(), evbuffer_add_vprintf()


   int evbuffer_add_reference (struct evbuffer *outbuf, const void *data,
   size_tdatlen, evbuffer_ref_cleanup_cbcleanupfn, void *cleanupfn_arg)
       Reference memory into an evbuffer without copying. The memory needs to
       remain valid until all the added data has been read. This function
       keeps just a reference to the memory without actually incurring the
       overhead of a copy.

       Parameters:
           outbuf the output buffer
           data the memory to reference
           datlen how memory to reference
           cleanupfn callback to be invoked when the memory is no longer
           referenced by this evbuffer.
           cleanupfn_arg optional argument to the cleanup callback

       Returns:
           0 if successful, or -1 if an error occurred


   int evbuffer_add_vprintf (struct evbuffer *buf, const char *fmt, va_listap)
       Append a va_list formatted string to the end of an evbuffer.
       Parameters:
           buf the evbuffer that will be appended to
           fmt a format string
           ap a varargs va_list argument array that will be passed to
           vprintf(3)

       Returns:
           The number of bytes added if successful, or -1 if an error
           occurred.


   int evbuffer_cb_clear_flags (struct evbuffer *buffer, struct
   evbuffer_cb_entry *cb, ev_uint32_tflags)
       Change the flags that are set for a callback on a buffer by removing
       some. Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer that the callback is watching.
           cb the callback whose status we want to change.
           flags EVBUFFER_CB_ENABLED to disable the callback.

       Returns:
           0 on success, -1 on failure.


   int evbuffer_cb_set_flags (struct evbuffer *buffer, struct
   evbuffer_cb_entry *cb, ev_uint32_tflags)
       Change the flags that are set for a callback on a buffer by adding
       more. Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer that the callback is watching.
           cb the callback whose status we want to change.
           flags EVBUFFER_CB_ENABLED to re-enable the callback.

       Returns:
           0 on success, -1 on failure.


   int evbuffer_clear_flags (struct evbuffer *buf, ev_uint64_tflags)
       Change the flags that are set for an evbuffer by removing some.
       Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer that the callback is watching.
           cb the callback whose status we want to change.
           flags One or more EVBUFFER_FLAG_* options

       Returns:
           0 on success, -1 on failure.


   int evbuffer_commit_space (struct evbuffer *buf, struct evbuffer_iovec
   *vec, intn_vecs)
       Commits previously reserved space. Commits some of the space previously
       reserved with evbuffer_reserve_space(). It then becomes available for
       reading.

       This function may return an error if the pointer in the extents do not
       match those returned from evbuffer_reserve_space, or if data has been
       added to the buffer since the space was reserved.

       If you want to commit less data than you got reserved space for, modify
       the iov_len pointer of the appropriate extent to a smaller value. Note
       that you may have received more space than you requested if it was
       available!

       Parameters:
           buf the evbuffer in which to reserve space.
           vec one or two extents returned by evbuffer_reserve_space.
           n_vecs the number of extents.

       Returns:
           0 on success, -1 on error

       See Also:
           evbuffer_reserve_space()


   ev_ssize_t evbuffer_copyout (struct evbuffer *buf, void *data_out,
   size_tdatlen)
       Read data from an evbuffer, and leave the buffer unchanged. If more
       bytes are requested than are available in the evbuffer, we only extract
       as many bytes as were available.

       Parameters:
           buf the evbuffer to be read from
           data_out the destination buffer to store the result
           datlen the maximum size of the destination buffer

       Returns:
           the number of bytes read, or -1 if we can't drain the buffer.


   int evbuffer_defer_callbacks (struct evbuffer *buffer, struct event_base
   *base)
       Force all the callbacks on an evbuffer to be run, not immediately after
       the evbuffer is altered, but instead from inside the event loop. This
       can be used to serialize all the callbacks to a single thread of
       execution.

   int evbuffer_drain (struct evbuffer *buf, size_tlen)
       Remove a specified number of bytes data from the beginning of an
       evbuffer. Parameters:
           buf the evbuffer to be drained
           len the number of bytes to drain from the beginning of the buffer

       Returns:
           0 on success, -1 on failure.


   int evbuffer_enable_locking (struct evbuffer *buf, void *lock)
       Enable locking on an evbuffer so that it can safely be used by multiple
       threads at the same time. NOTE: when locking is enabled, the lock will
       be held when callbacks are invoked. This could result in deadlock if
       you aren't careful. Plan accordingly!

       Parameters:
           buf An evbuffer to make lockable.
           lock A lock object, or NULL if we should allocate our own.

       Returns:
           0 on success, -1 on failure.


   int evbuffer_expand (struct evbuffer *buf, size_tdatlen)
       Expands the available space in an evbuffer. Expands the available space
       in the evbuffer to at least datlen, so that appending datlen additional
       bytes will not require any new allocations.

       Parameters:
           buf the evbuffer to be expanded
           datlen the new minimum length requirement

       Returns:
           0 if successful, or -1 if an error occurred


   void evbuffer_free (struct evbuffer *buf)
       Deallocate storage for an evbuffer. Parameters:
           buf pointer to the evbuffer to be freed


   int evbuffer_freeze (struct evbuffer *buf, intat_front)
       Prevent calls that modify an evbuffer from succeeding. A buffer may
       frozen at the front, at the back, or at both the front and the back.

       If the front of a buffer is frozen, operations that drain data from the
       front of the buffer, or that prepend data to the buffer, will fail
       until it is unfrozen. If the back a buffer is frozen, operations that
       append data from the buffer will fail until it is unfrozen.

       Parameters:
           buf The buffer to freeze
           at_front If true, we freeze the front of the buffer. If false, we
           freeze the back.

       Returns:
           0 on success, -1 on failure.


   size_t evbuffer_get_contiguous_space (const struct evbuffer *buf)
       Returns the number of contiguous available bytes in the first buffer
       chain. This is useful when processing data that might be split into
       multiple chains, or that might all be in the first chain. Calls to
       evbuffer_pullup() that cause reallocation and copying of data can thus
       be avoided.

       Parameters:
           buf pointer to the evbuffer

       Returns:
           0 if no data is available, otherwise the number of available bytes
           in the first buffer chain.


   size_t evbuffer_get_length (const struct evbuffer *buf)
       Returns the total number of bytes stored in the evbuffer. Parameters:
           buf pointer to the evbuffer

       Returns:
           the number of bytes stored in the evbuffer


   void evbuffer_lock (struct evbuffer *buf)
       Acquire the lock on an evbuffer. Has no effect if locking was not
       enabled with evbuffer_enable_locking.

   struct evbuffer* evbuffer_new (void) [read]
       Allocate storage for a new evbuffer. Returns:
           a pointer to a newly allocated evbuffer struct, or NULL if an error
           occurred


   int evbuffer_peek (struct evbuffer *buffer, ev_ssize_tlen, struct
   evbuffer_ptr *start_at, struct evbuffer_iovec *vec_out, intn_vec)
       Function to peek at data inside an evbuffer without removing it or
       copying it out. Pointers to the data are returned by filling the
       'vec_out' array with pointers to one or more extents of data inside the
       buffer.

       The total data in the extents that you get back may be more than you
       requested (if there is more data last extent than you asked for), or
       less (if you do not provide enough evbuffer_iovecs, or if the buffer
       does not have as much data as you asked to see).

       Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer to peek into,
           len the number of bytes to try to peek. If len is negative, we will
           try to fill as much of vec_out as we can. If len is negative and
           vec_out is not provided, we return the number of evbuffer_iovecs
           that would be needed to get all the data in the buffer.
           start_at an evbuffer_ptr indicating the point at which we should
           start looking for data. NULL means, 'At the start of the
              buffer.'
           vec_out an array of evbuffer_iovec
           n_vec the length of vec_out. If 0, we only count how many extents
           would be necessary to point to the requested amount of data.

       Returns:
           The number of extents needed. This may be less than n_vec if we
           didn't need all the evbuffer_iovecs we were given, or more than
           n_vec if we would need more to return all the data that was
           requested.


   int evbuffer_prepend (struct evbuffer *buf, const void *data, size_tsize)
       Prepends data to the beginning of the evbuffer. Parameters:
           buf the evbuffer to which to prepend data
           data a pointer to the memory to prepend
           size the number of bytes to prepend

       Returns:
           0 if successful, or -1 otherwise


   int evbuffer_prepend_buffer (struct evbuffer *dst, struct evbuffer *src)
       Prepends all data from the src evbuffer to the beginning of the dst
       evbuffer. Parameters:
           dst the evbuffer to which to prepend data
           src the evbuffer to prepend; it will be emptied as a result

       Returns:
           0 if successful, or -1 otherwise


   int evbuffer_ptr_set (struct evbuffer *buffer, struct evbuffer_ptr *ptr,
   size_tposition, enum evbuffer_ptr_howhow)
       Sets the search pointer in the buffer to position. If evbuffer_ptr is
       not initialized. This function can only be called with
       EVBUFFER_PTR_SET.

       Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer to be search
           ptr a pointer to a struct evbuffer_ptr
           position the position at which to start the next search
           how determines how the pointer should be manipulated.

       Returns:
           0 on success or -1 otherwise


   unsigned char* evbuffer_pullup (struct evbuffer *buf, ev_ssize_tsize)
       Makes the data at the begging of an evbuffer contiguous. Parameters:
           buf the evbuffer to make contiguous
           size the number of bytes to make contiguous, or -1 to make the
           entire buffer contiguous.

       Returns:
           a pointer to the contiguous memory array


   int evbuffer_read (struct evbuffer *buffer, evutil_socket_tfd, inthowmuch)
       Read from a file descriptor and store the result in an evbuffer.
       Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer to store the result
           fd the file descriptor to read from
           howmuch the number of bytes to be read

       Returns:
           the number of bytes read, or -1 if an error occurred

       See Also:
           evbuffer_write()


   char* evbuffer_readln (struct evbuffer *buffer, size_t *n_read_out, enum
   evbuffer_eol_styleeol_style)
       Read a single line from an evbuffer. Reads a line terminated by an EOL
       as determined by the evbuffer_eol_style argument. Returns a newly
       allocated nul-terminated string; the caller must free the returned
       value. The EOL is not included in the returned string.

       Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer to read from
           n_read_out if non-NULL, points to a size_t that is set to the
           number of characters in the returned string. This is useful for
           strings that can contain NUL characters.
           eol_style the style of line-ending to use.

       Returns:
           pointer to a single line, or NULL if an error occurred


   int evbuffer_remove (struct evbuffer *buf, void *data, size_tdatlen)
       Read data from an evbuffer and drain the bytes read. If more bytes are
       requested than are available in the evbuffer, we only extract as many
       bytes as were available.

       Parameters:
           buf the evbuffer to be read from
           data the destination buffer to store the result
           datlen the maximum size of the destination buffer

       Returns:
           the number of bytes read, or -1 if we can't drain the buffer.


   int evbuffer_remove_buffer (struct evbuffer *src, struct evbuffer *dst,
   size_tdatlen)
       Read data from an evbuffer into another evbuffer, draining the bytes
       from the source buffer. This function avoids copy operations to the
       extent possible.

       If more bytes are requested than are available in src, the src buffer
       is drained completely.

       Parameters:
           src the evbuffer to be read from
           dst the destination evbuffer to store the result into
           datlen the maximum numbers of bytes to transfer

       Returns:
           the number of bytes read


   int evbuffer_remove_cb (struct evbuffer *buffer, evbuffer_cb_funccb, void
   *cbarg)
       Remove a callback from an evbuffer, given the function and argument
       used to add it. Returns:
           0 if a callback was removed, or -1 if no matching callback was
           found.


   int evbuffer_remove_cb_entry (struct evbuffer *buffer, struct
   evbuffer_cb_entry *ent)
       Remove a callback from an evbuffer, given a handle returned from
       evbuffer_add_cb. Calling this function invalidates the handle.

       Returns:
           0 if a callback was removed, or -1 if no matching callback was
           found.


   int evbuffer_reserve_space (struct evbuffer *buf, ev_ssize_tsize, struct
   evbuffer_iovec *vec, intn_vec)
       Reserves space in the last chain or chains of an evbuffer. Makes space
       available in the last chain or chains of an evbuffer that can be
       arbitrarily written to by a user. The space does not become available
       for reading until it has been committed with evbuffer_commit_space().

       The space is made available as one or more extents, represented by an
       initial pointer and a length. You can force the memory to be available
       as only one extent. Allowing more extents, however, makes the function
       more efficient.

       Multiple subsequent calls to this function will make the same space
       available until evbuffer_commit_space() has been called.

       It is an error to do anything that moves around the buffer's internal
       memory structures before committing the space.

       NOTE: The code currently does not ever use more than two extents. This
       may change in future versions.

       Parameters:
           buf the evbuffer in which to reserve space.
           size how much space to make available, at minimum. The total length
           of the extents may be greater than the requested length.
           vec an array of one or more evbuffer_iovec structures to hold
           pointers to the reserved extents of memory.
           n_vec The length of the vec array. Must be at least 1; 2 is more
           efficient.

       Returns:
           the number of provided extents, or -1 on error.

       See Also:
           evbuffer_commit_space()


   struct evbuffer_ptr evbuffer_search (struct evbuffer *buffer, const char
   *what, size_tlen, const struct evbuffer_ptr *start) [read]
       Search for a string within an evbuffer. Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer to be searched
           what the string to be searched for
           len the length of the search string
           start NULL or a pointer to a valid struct evbuffer_ptr.

       Returns:
           a struct evbuffer_ptr whose 'pos' field has the offset of the first
           occurrence of the string in the buffer after 'start'. The 'pos'
           field of the result is -1 if the string was not found.


   struct evbuffer_ptr evbuffer_search_eol (struct evbuffer *buffer, struct
   evbuffer_ptr *start, size_t *eol_len_out, enum evbuffer_eol_styleeol_style)
   [read]
       Search for an end-of-line string within an evbuffer. Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer to be searched
           start NULL or a pointer to a valid struct evbuffer_ptr to start
           searching at.
           eol_len_out If non-NULL, the pointed-to value will be set to the
           length of the end-of-line string.
           eol_style The kind of EOL to look for; see evbuffer_readln() for
           more information

       Returns:
           a struct evbuffer_ptr whose 'pos' field has the offset of the first
           occurrence EOL in the buffer after 'start'. The 'pos' field of the
           result is -1 if the string was not found.


   struct evbuffer_ptr evbuffer_search_range (struct evbuffer *buffer, const
   char *what, size_tlen, const struct evbuffer_ptr *start, const struct
   evbuffer_ptr *end) [read]
       Search for a string within part of an evbuffer. Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer to be searched
           what the string to be searched for
           len the length of the search string
           start NULL or a pointer to a valid struct evbuffer_ptr that
           indicates where we should start searching.
           end NULL or a pointer to a valid struct evbuffer_ptr that indicates
           where we should stop searching.

       Returns:
           a struct evbuffer_ptr whose 'pos' field has the offset of the first
           occurrence of the string in the buffer after 'start'. The 'pos'
           field of the result is -1 if the string was not found.


   int evbuffer_set_flags (struct evbuffer *buf, ev_uint64_tflags)
       Change the flags that are set for an evbuffer by adding more.
       Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer that the callback is watching.
           cb the callback whose status we want to change.
           flags One or more EVBUFFER_FLAG_* options

       Returns:
           0 on success, -1 on failure.


   int evbuffer_unfreeze (struct evbuffer *buf, intat_front)
       Re-enable calls that modify an evbuffer. Parameters:
           buf The buffer to un-freeze
           at_front If true, we unfreeze the front of the buffer. If false, we
           unfreeze the back.

       Returns:
           0 on success, -1 on failure.


   void evbuffer_unlock (struct evbuffer *buf)
       Release the lock on an evbuffer. Has no effect if locking was not
       enabled with evbuffer_enable_locking.

   int evbuffer_write (struct evbuffer *buffer, evutil_socket_tfd)
       Write the contents of an evbuffer to a file descriptor. The evbuffer
       will be drained after the bytes have been successfully written.

       Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer to be written and drained
           fd the file descriptor to be written to

       Returns:
           the number of bytes written, or -1 if an error occurred

       See Also:
           evbuffer_read()


   int evbuffer_write_atmost (struct evbuffer *buffer, evutil_socket_tfd,
   ev_ssize_thowmuch)
       Write some of the contents of an evbuffer to a file descriptor. The
       evbuffer will be drained after the bytes have been successfully
       written.

       Parameters:
           buffer the evbuffer to be written and drained
           fd the file descriptor to be written to
           howmuch the largest allowable number of bytes to write, or -1 to
           write as many bytes as we can.

       Returns:
           the number of bytes written, or -1 if an error occurred

       See Also:
           evbuffer_read()


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