during 0.3.0-rc.2

dlang wrapper around linux io_uring API

To use this package, run the following command in your project's root directory:

Manual usage
Put the following dependency into your project's dependences section:


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Simple idiomatic dlang wrapper around linux io_uring(news) asynchronous API.

It's just a low level wrapper, doesn't try to do fancy higher level stuff, but attempts to provide building blocks for it.

Main features:

  • doesn't use liburing (doesn't do anything we can't do directly with kernel syscalls in a more D idiomatic way)
  • @nogc, nothrow, betterC are supported
  • simple usage with provided API D interface
  • range interface to submit and receive operations
  • helper functions to prepare operations
  • chainable function calls
  • up to date with Linux 5.14


  • not all operations are properly tested yet (from Kernel 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8)
  • PR's are always welcome


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during uses adrdox to generate it's documentation. To build your own copy, run the following command from the root of the during repository:

path/to/adrdox/doc2 --genSearchIndex --genSource -o generated-docs source

Usage example

import during;
import std.range : drop, iota;
import std.algorithm : copy, equal, map;

Uring io;
auto res = io.setup();
assert(res >= 0, "Error initializing IO");

SubmissionEntry entry;
entry.opcode = Operation.NOP;
entry.user_data = 1;

// custom operation to allow usage customization
struct MyOp { Operation opcode = Operation.NOP; ulong user_data; }

// chain operations
res = io
    .put(entry) // whole entry as defined by io_uring
    .put(MyOp(Operation.NOP, 2)) // custom op that would be filled over submission queue entry
    .putWith!((ref SubmissionEntry e) // own function to directly fill entry in a queue
            e.user_data = 42;
    .submit(1); // submit operations and wait for at least 1 completed

assert(res == 3); // 3 operations were submitted to the submission queue
assert(!io.empty); // at least one operation has been completed
assert(io.front.user_data == 1);
io.popFront(); // drop it from the completion queue

// wait for and drop rest of the operations

// use range API to post some operations
iota(0, 16).map!(a => MyOp(Operation.NOP, a)).copy(io);

// submit them and wait for their completion
res = io.submit(16);
assert(res == 16);
assert(io.length == 16); // all operations has completed
assert(io.map!(c => c.user_data).equal(iota(0, 16)));

For more examples, see tests and examples subfolders or the documentation.

How to use the library

Just add

dependency "during" version="~>0.1.0"

to your dub.sdl project file, or

"dependencies": {
    "during: "~>0.1.0"

to your dub.json project file.

Running tests

For a normal tests, just run:

dub test

See also Makefile for other targets.

Note: As we're using silly as a unittest runner, it runs tests in multiple threads by default. This can be a problem as each io_uring consumes some pages from memlock limit (see ulimit -l). To avoid that, add -- -t 1 to the command to run it single threaded.


See echo_server sample implementation.

  • Tomáš Chaloupka
0.3.0 2021-Nov-06
0.3.0-rc.3 2021-Oct-23
0.3.0-rc.2 2021-Aug-26
0.3.0-rc.1 2020-Sep-23
0.2.1 2020-Sep-06
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