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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       EvmConnection - Connection to the Event Management daemon

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       An  EVM  connection  is  the context through which data is
       passed to and from the EVM daemon.  A connection  has  the
       following attributes: Connection Type Response Mode Transport
 Type Callback, and associated Callback Argument  Connection

       These  attributes are described in the following sections.

       An EVM client is any program that processes events through
       the  EVM  daemon.   EVM  supports  three distinct types of
       client: posting clients, subscribing (listening)  clients,
       and  service clients. Regardless of type, all clients connect
 to the EVM daemon in the same way.

   Connection Type    [Toc]    [Back]
       The type of connection established determines  the  client
       type.   There are associated constants to be used when the
       connection is created.  The client uses this connection to
       post  events  to  the daemon for distribution.  The client
       uses this connection to listen for events  distributed  by
       the  daemon.   The  client uses this connection to request
       that the daemon provide a service, such as retrieve events
       from a log.

       A  client  may use all three types of connection, but must
       establish each connection separately.

   Response Mode    [Toc]    [Back]
       The response mode associated with a connection  determines
       the  manner  in which certain API functions will deal with
       the daemon's responses to request messages.  See the  EvmConnCreate(3)  reference  page  for  full  details of each
       mode.  The modes are: The API  functions  will  return  as
       soon  as  the request has been sent to the daemon, and the
       caller will not receive the daemon's  response.   The  API
       functions  will  send  the request to the daemon, and wait
       until a response has been received before returning to the
       caller.    The  returned  status  code  will  reflect  the
       response.  The API functions will return as  soon  as  the
       request  has  been sent to the daemon, and the caller must
       monitor the connection for a response. When  the  response
       is  received,  the  connection's callback function will be
       invoked to handle it.

   Transport type    [Toc]    [Back]
       This specifies the type of connection to be  made  to  the
       daemon.  Valid connection types are as follows: Connection
       is through a domain socket to  a  daemon  running  on  the
       local  host.   Connection  is through a TCP/IP socket to a
       daemon running on a remote host.

   Callback    [Toc]    [Back]
       This attribute specifies the function you want  to  handle
       any incoming responses resulting from activity on the connection.
 Callbacks are discussed in  more  detail  in  the
       EvmCallback(5)  reference  page.   This attribute is valid
       only when the Response Mode is EvmRESPONSE_CALLBACK.

   Connection Context    [Toc]    [Back]
       This attribute is a handle to a connection returned when a
       connection  is  created.  You must pass this handle to all
       other functions you call which need to access the  connection.

   Connection Monitoring    [Toc]    [Back]
       Once  you have established a connection, the API functions
       will take care of all communication activity with the daemon.
  However, you must make sure that these functions get
       an opportunity to do their work when activity occurs.  EVM
       provides  several ways for you to do this - the method you
       choose depends on the model of your program.  If your program
  is  I/O  driven,  waiting for I/O to occur on one or
       more file descriptors, handling activity as it occurs  and
       then  returning  to  wait for more I/O, it probably spends
       most of its time in a select() call.  In  this  case,  you
       should use EvmConnFdGet() to establish which file descriptor
 the EVM connection is using, and then include that  fd
       in  your  select()  read mask. When you detect activity on
       the connection, invoke  EvmConnDispatch()  to  handle  the
       activity.  If your program is driven purely by activity on
       a single EVM connection, you can let the  API  handle  the
       I/O  entirely  by using EvmConnWait() to wait for activity
       to occur on the connection.  When  the  function  returns,
       dispatch  the I/O using EvmConnDispatch(), and then return
       to EvmConnWait().  If your program is driven in some other
       way, and there are certain points (for example, at the end
       of some control loop) at which  you  want  to  handle  EVM
       activity,  you  can  call  EvmConnCheck() to check for any
       outstanding activity.  If  this  function  indicates  that
       there  is something to do, you can call EvmConnDispatch();
       otherwise you can continue immediately  with  normal  processing.

   Destroying a connection    [Toc]    [Back]
       When  you are finished with the connection, use EvmConnDestroy()
 to disconnect from the daemon.  It is important to
       check the return status for any failure each time you call
       a connection function and  destroy  the  connection  if  a
       failure occurred.  The file descriptor associated with the
       connection remains open until you destroy  the  connection
       even if I/O errors have been detected on the connection.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Functions: select(2)

       Routines:  EvmConnControl(3), EvmConnCreate(3), EvmConnFdGet(3),   EvmConnCheck(3),   EvmConnWait(3),   EvmConnDispatch(3), EvmConnDestroy(3)

       Event Management: EVM(5)

       Event Callback: EvmCallback(5)

       EVM Events: EvmEvent(5)

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