Feature: Stackable I/O

  • Goal: Abstract the actual low-level I/O from the upper level protocols, allowing for correct SSL implementations etc.

  • Status: Not started

  • ETA: Unknown

Details

Move away from the fd centric I/O model into a model using abstract handles, allowing I/O layers to be stacked. Needed to make SSL I/O make sense, and also for adding new transport mechanisms such as compression.

Currently the network I/O is very filedescriptor centric, which do not fit very well with the needs of SSL and other middle layers where protocol level I/O operations do not match exactly the actual I/O.


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Features/StackableIO (last edited 2009-03-08 10:01:08 by AmosJeffries)