Reads bytes from a file or socket.
The function has the following parameters:
- A pointer to a
PRFileDescobject for the file or socket.
- A pointer to a buffer to hold the data read in. On output, the buffer contains the data.
- The size of
One of the following values:
- A positive number indicates the number of bytes actually read in.
- The value 0 means end of file is reached or the network connection is closed.
- The value -1 indicates a failure. To get the reason for the failure, call
The thread invoking
PR_Read blocks until it encounters an end-of-stream indication, some positive number of bytes (but no more than
amount bytes) are read in, or an error occurs.