The EventBufferEvent class

(PECL event >= 1.2.6-beta)


Represents Libevent's buffer event.

Usually an application wants to perform some amount of data buffering in addition to just responding to events. When we want to write data, for example, the usual pattern looks like:

  1. Decide that we want to write some data to a connection; put that data in a buffer.

  2. Wait for the connection to become writable

  3. Write as much of the data as we can

  4. Remember how much we wrote, and if we still have more data to write, wait for the connection to become writable again.

This buffered I/O pattern is common enough that Libevent provides a generic mechanism for it. A "buffer event" consists of an underlying transport (like a socket), a read buffer, and a write buffer. Instead of regular events, which give callbacks when the underlying transport is ready to be read or written, a buffer event invokes its user-supplied callbacks when it has read or written enough data.


final class EventBufferEvent {
/* Constants */
const int READING = 1;
const int WRITING = 2;
const int EOF = 16;
const int ERROR = 32;
const int TIMEOUT = 64;
const int CONNECTED = 128;
const int OPT_CLOSE_ON_FREE = 1;
const int OPT_THREADSAFE = 2;
const int OPT_DEFER_CALLBACKS = 4;
const int SSL_OPEN = 0;
const int SSL_CONNECTING = 1;
const int SSL_ACCEPTING = 2;
/* 属性 */
public int $fd;
public int $priority;
public readonly EventBuffer $input;
public readonly EventBuffer $output;
/* 方法 */
public close(): void
public connect( string $addr ): bool
public connectHost(
     EventDnsBase $dns_base ,
     string $hostname ,
     int $port ,
     int $family = EventUtil::AF_UNSPEC
): bool
public __construct(
     EventBase $base ,
     mixed $socket = null ,
     int $options = 0 ,
     callable $readcb = null ,
     callable $writecb = null ,
     callable $eventcb = null ,
     mixed $arg = null
public static createPair( EventBase $base , int $options = 0 ): array
public disable( int $events ): bool
public enable( int $events ): bool
public free(): void
public getDnsErrorString(): string
public getEnabled(): int
public read( int $size ): string
public readBuffer( EventBuffer $buf ): bool
public setCallbacks(
     callable $readcb ,
     callable $writecb ,
     callable $eventcb ,
     mixed $arg = ?
): void
public setPriority( int $priority ): bool
public setTimeouts( float $timeout_read , float $timeout_write ): bool
public setWatermark( int $events , int $lowmark , int $highmark ): void
public sslError(): string
public static sslFilter(
     EventBase $base ,
     EventBufferEvent $underlying ,
     EventSslContext $ctx ,
     int $state ,
     int $options = 0
): EventBufferEvent
public sslGetCipherInfo(): string
public sslGetCipherName(): string
public sslGetCipherVersion(): string
public sslGetProtocol(): string
public sslRenegotiate(): void
public static sslSocket(
     EventBase $base ,
     mixed $socket ,
     EventSslContext $ctx ,
     int $state ,
     int $options = ?
): EventBufferEvent
public write( string $data ): bool
public writeBuffer( EventBuffer $buf ): bool



Numeric file descriptor associated with the buffer event. Normally represents a bound socket. Equals to null, if there is no file descriptor(socket) associated with the buffer event.


The priority of the events used to implement the buffer event.


Underlying input buffer object( EventBuffer )


Underlying output buffer object( EventBuffer )



An event occurred during a read operation on the bufferevent. See the other flags for which event it was.


An event occurred during a write operation on the bufferevent. See the other flags for which event it was.


Got an end-of-file indication on the buffer event.


An error occurred during a bufferevent operation. For more information on what the error was, call EventUtil::getLastSocketErrno() and/or EventUtil::getLastSocketError() .



Finished a requested connection on the bufferevent.


When the buffer event is freed, close the underlying transport. This will close an underlying socket, free an underlying buffer event, etc.


Automatically allocate locks for the bufferevent, so that it’s safe to use from multiple threads.


When this flag is set, the bufferevent defers all of its callbacks. See » Fast portable non-blocking network programming with Libevent, Deferred callbacks .


By default, when the bufferevent is set up to be threadsafe, the buffer event’s locks are held whenever the any user-provided callback is invoked. Setting this option makes Libevent release the buffer event’s lock when it’s invoking the callbacks.


The SSL handshake is done


SSL is currently performing negotiation as a client


SSL is currently performing negotiation as a server