g_buffered_input_stream_fill (
  GBufferedInputStream* stream,
  gssize count,
  GCancellable* cancellable,
  GError** error


Tries to read count bytes from the stream into the buffer. Will block during this read.

If count is zero, returns zero and does nothing. A value of count larger than G_MAXSSIZE will cause a G_IO_ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT error.

On success, the number of bytes read into the buffer is returned. It is not an error if this is not the same as the requested size, as it can happen e.g. near the end of a file. Zero is returned on end of file (or if count is zero), but never otherwise.

If count is -1 then the attempted read size is equal to the number of bytes that are required to fill the buffer.

If cancellable is not NULL, then the operation can be cancelled by triggering the cancellable object from another thread. If the operation was cancelled, the error G_IO_ERROR_CANCELLED will be returned. If an operation was partially finished when the operation was cancelled the partial result will be returned, without an error.

On error -1 is returned and error is set accordingly.

For the asynchronous, non-blocking, version of this function, see g_buffered_input_stream_fill_async().



Type: gssize

The number of bytes that will be read from the stream.


Type: GCancellable

Optional GCancellable object, NULL to ignore.

The argument can be NULL.
The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will left initialized to NULL by the method if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: gssize

The number of bytes read into streams buffer, up to count, or -1 on error.