Mojo::Reactor::Epoll - epoll backend for Mojo::Reactor


  use Mojo::Reactor::Epoll;

  # Watch if handle becomes readable or writable
  my $reactor = Mojo::Reactor::Epoll->new;
  $reactor->io($first => sub {
    my ($reactor, $writable) = @_;
    say $writable ? 'First handle is writable' : 'First handle is readable';

  # Change to watching only if handle becomes writable
  $reactor->watch($first, 0, 1);

  # Turn file descriptor into handle and watch if it becomes readable
  my $second = IO::Handle->new_from_fd($fd, 'r');
  $reactor->io($second => sub {
    my ($reactor, $writable) = @_;
    say $writable ? 'Second handle is writable' : 'Second handle is readable';
  })->watch($second, 1, 0);

  # Add a timer
  $reactor->timer(15 => sub {
    my $reactor = shift;
    say 'Timeout!';

  # Start reactor if necessary
  $reactor->start unless $reactor->is_running;

  # Or in an application using Mojo::IOLoop
  use Mojo::Reactor::Epoll;
  use Mojo::IOLoop;
  # Or in a Mojolicious application
  $ MOJO_REACTOR=Mojo::Reactor::Epoll hypnotoad script/myapp


Mojo::Reactor::Epoll is an event reactor for Mojo::IOLoop that uses the epoll(7) Linux subsystem. The usage is exactly the same as other Mojo::Reactor implementations such as Mojo::Reactor::Poll. Mojo::Reactor::Epoll will be used as the default backend for Mojo::IOLoop if it is loaded before Mojo::IOLoop or any module using the loop. However, when invoking a Mojolicious application through morbo or hypnotoad, the reactor must be set as the default by setting the MOJO_REACTOR environment variable to Mojo::Reactor::Epoll.


Mojo::Reactor::Epoll inherits all events from Mojo::Reactor::Poll.


Mojo::Reactor::Epoll inherits all methods from Mojo::Reactor::Poll and implements the following new ones.


  $reactor = $reactor->io($handle => sub {...});

Watch handle for I/O events, invoking the callback whenever handle becomes readable or writable.

  # Callback will be invoked twice if handle becomes readable and writable
  $reactor->io($handle => sub {
    my ($reactor, $writable) = @_;
    say $writable ? 'Handle is writable' : 'Handle is readable';



Run reactor until an event occurs or no events are being watched anymore. Note that this method can recurse back into the reactor, so you need to be careful.

  # Don't block longer than 0.5 seconds
  my $id = $reactor->timer(0.5 => sub {});


  my $id = $reactor->recurring(0.25 => sub {...});

Create a new recurring timer, invoking the callback repeatedly after a given amount of time in seconds.


  my $bool = $reactor->remove($handle);
  my $bool = $reactor->remove($id);

Remove handle or timer.



Remove all handles and timers.


  my $id = $reactor->timer(0.5 => sub {...});

Create a new timer, invoking the callback after a given amount of time in seconds.


  $reactor = $reactor->watch($handle, $readable, $writable);

Change I/O events to watch handle for with true and false values. Note that this method requires an active I/O watcher.

  # Watch only for readable events
  $reactor->watch($handle, 1, 0);

  # Watch only for writable events
  $reactor->watch($handle, 0, 1);

  # Watch for readable and writable events
  $reactor->watch($handle, 1, 1);

  # Pause watching for events
  $reactor->watch($handle, 0, 0);


The epoll notification facility is exclusive to Linux systems.

The epoll handle is not usable across forks, and this is not currently managed for you, though it is not created until the loop is started to allow for preforking deployments such as hypnotoad.


Report any issues on the public bugtracker.


Dan Book,


Copyright 2015, Dan Book.

This library is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License version 2.0.


Mojolicious, Mojo::IOLoop, Linux::Epoll