author Ben Kelly <>
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:59:54 -0400
changeset 197640 feded4c79308a7f972aacbec7e0c61d157482b7c
parent 98529 f4157e8c410708d76703f19e4dfb61859bfe32d8
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 993591: Eagerly free nsStreamLoader data. r=mcmanus

/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
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 * License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
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#include "nsIStreamListener.idl"

interface nsIRequest;
interface nsIStreamLoader;

[scriptable, uuid(359F7990-D4E9-11d3-A1A5-0050041CAF44)]
interface nsIStreamLoaderObserver : nsISupports
     * Called when the entire stream has been loaded.
     * @param loader the stream loader that loaded the stream.
     * @param ctxt the context parameter of the underlying channel
     * @param status the status of the underlying channel
     * @param resultLength the length of the data loaded
     * @param result the data
     * This method will always be called asynchronously by the
     * nsIStreamLoader involved, on the thread that called the
     * loader's init() method.
     * If the observer wants to take over responsibility for the
     * data buffer (result), it returns NS_SUCCESS_ADOPTED_DATA
     * in place of NS_OK as its success code. The loader will then
     * "forget" about the data and not NS_Free() it after
     * onStreamComplete() returns; observer must call NS_Free()
     * when the data is no longer required.
    void onStreamComplete(in nsIStreamLoader loader,
                          in nsISupports ctxt,
                          in nsresult status,
                          in unsigned long resultLength,
                          [const,array,size_is(resultLength)] in octet result);

 * Asynchronously loads a channel into a memory buffer.
 * To use this interface, first call init() with a nsIStreamLoaderObserver
 * that will be notified when the data has been loaded. Then call asyncOpen()
 * on the channel with the nsIStreamLoader as the listener. The context
 * argument in the asyncOpen() call will be passed to the onStreamComplete()
 * callback.
 * XXX define behaviour for sizes >4 GB
[scriptable, uuid(8ea7e890-8211-11d9-8bde-f66bad1e3f3a)]
interface nsIStreamLoader : nsIStreamListener
     * Initialize this stream loader, and start loading the data.
     * @param aObserver
     *        An observer that will be notified when the data is complete.
    void init(in nsIStreamLoaderObserver aObserver);

     * Gets the number of bytes read so far.
    readonly attribute unsigned long numBytesRead;

     * Gets the request that loaded this file.
     * null after the request has finished loading.
    readonly attribute nsIRequest request;