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|Full description=The libevent API executes a callback function when a specific event occurs on a file descriptor or after a timeout has been reached. It also supports callbacks due to signals or regular timeouts. It is meant to replace the asynchronous event loop found in event-driven network servers. 'libevent' currently supports /dev/poll, kqueue(2), select(2), poll(2) and epoll(4). It also has experimental support for real-time signals. The internal event mechanism is independent of the exposed event API, so a simple update of libevent provides new functionality without having to redesign applications. As a result, Libevent allows for portable application development and provides the most scalable event notification mechanism available on an operating system.
 
|Full description=The libevent API executes a callback function when a specific event occurs on a file descriptor or after a timeout has been reached. It also supports callbacks due to signals or regular timeouts. It is meant to replace the asynchronous event loop found in event-driven network servers. 'libevent' currently supports /dev/poll, kqueue(2), select(2), poll(2) and epoll(4). It also has experimental support for real-time signals. The internal event mechanism is independent of the exposed event API, so a simple update of libevent provides new functionality without having to redesign applications. As a result, Libevent allows for portable application development and provides the most scalable event notification mechanism available on an operating system.
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|Version date=2017/01/22
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|Version download=https://github.com/libevent/libevent/releases/download/release-2.1.8-stable/libevent-2.1.8-stable.tar.gz
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|Version comment=2.1.8 stable released 2017-01-22
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libevent

http://www.monkey.org/~provos/libevent/
Event notification library

The libevent API executes a callback function when a specific event occurs on a file descriptor or after a timeout has been reached. It also supports callbacks due to signals or regular timeouts. It is meant to replace the asynchronous event loop found in event-driven network servers. 'libevent' currently supports /dev/poll, kqueue(2), select(2), poll(2) and epoll(4). It also has experimental support for real-time signals. The internal event mechanism is independent of the exposed event API, so a simple update of libevent provides new functionality without having to redesign applications. As a result, Libevent allows for portable application development and provides the most scalable event notification mechanism available on an operating system.

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Licensing

License

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Notes

Verified by

Janet Casey

Verified on

8 October 2004




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Niels Provos Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:provos@citi.umich.edu
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/libevent
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/libevent


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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 April 2018.



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