winsocket overlapped i/o question,
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:54 AM
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:57 PM
If you need to go overlapped, a good wrapper is boost::asio, which uses overlapped I/O with I/O completion ports on Windows, and kevent/devpoll/whatever-is-best on UNIX flavors.
Also note that the kernel will buffer both outgoing and incoming data. Your call to send() will copy the data you send into the kernel buffer, and then the kernel will take care of sending the data on the network. Your call to recv() will only receive data that is in the kernel buffer. Thus, the regular send()/recv() API also lets you "send and receive at the same time" on the actual wire, assuming your network card is full duplex.