*b, long size);
*b, void *buf, long
returns the buffering BIO method.
Data written to a buffering BIO is buffered and periodically written to the next BIO in the chain. Data read from a buffering BIO comes from an internal buffer which is filled from the next BIO in the chain. Both BIO_gets(3) and BIO_puts(3) are supported.
Calling BIO_reset(3) on a buffering BIO clears any buffered data.
returns the number of lines currently buffered.
set the read, write or both read and write buffer sizes to
size. The initial buffer size is
DEFAULT_BUFFER_SIZE, currently 4096. Any attempt to
reduce the buffer size below
ignored. Any buffered data is cleared when the buffer is resized.
clears the read buffer and fills it with num bytes of
buf. If num is larger than the
current buffer size the buffer is expanded.
these functions are implemented as macros.
Buffering BIOs implement BIO_gets(3) by using BIO_read(3) operations on the next BIO in the chain. By prepending a buffering BIO to a chain it is therefore possible to provide the functionality of BIO_gets(3) if the following BIOs do not support it (for example SSL BIOs).
Data is only written to the next BIO in the chain when the write buffer fills or when BIO_flush(3) is called. It is therefore important to call BIO_flush(3) whenever any pending data should be written such as when removing a buffering BIO using BIO_pop(3). BIO_flush(3) may need to be retried if the ultimate source/sink BIO is non-blocking.
BIO_f_buffer() returns the buffering BIO
BIO_get_buffer_num_lines() returns the
number of lines buffered (may be 0).
BIO_set_buffer_size() return 1 if the buffer was
successfully resized or 0 for failure.
BIO_set_buffer_read_data() returns 1 if
the data was set correctly or 0 if there was an error.
BIO_ctrl(3), BIO_flush(3), BIO_new(3), BIO_pop(3), BIO_reset(3)