mio 0.6.9

Lightweight non-blocking IO

Mio - Metal IO

Mio is a lightweight I/O library for Rust with a focus on adding as little overhead as possible over the OS abstractions.

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API documentation

This is a low level library, if you are looking for something easier to get started with, see Tokio.

Usage

To use mio, first add this to your Cargo.toml:

[dependencies]
mio = "0.6"

Then, add this to your crate root:

extern crate mio;

Features

  • Event loop backed by epoll, kqueue.
  • Zero allocations at runtime
  • Non-blocking TCP, UDP and Unix domain sockets
  • High performance timer system
  • Thread safe message channel for cross thread communication

Non goals

The following are specifically omitted from MIO and are left to the user or higher level libraries.

  • File operations
  • Thread pools / multi-threaded event loop

Platforms

Currently supported platforms:

  • Linux
  • OS X
  • Windows
  • NetBSD
  • Android
  • iOS

There are potentially others. If you find that Mio works on another platform, submit a PR to update the list!

Libraries

  • tokio-core - Underlying event loop for the Tokio project.
  • mioco - Mio COroutines
  • simplesched - Coroutine I/O with a simple scheduler
  • coio-rs - Coroutine I/O with work-stealing scheduler
  • rotor - A wrapper that allows to create composable I/O libraries on top of mio
  • ws-rs - WebSockets based on Mio

Community

A group of mio users hang out in the #mio channel on the Mozilla IRC server (irc.mozilla.org). This can be a good place to go for questions.

Contributing

Interested in getting involved? We would love to help you! For simple bug fixes, just submit a PR with the fix and we can discuss the fix directly in the PR. If the fix is more complex, start with an issue.

If you want to propose an API change, create an issue to start a discussion with the community. Also, feel free to talk with us in the IRC channel.

Finally, be kind. We support the Rust Code of Conduct.