Swoole Runtime HOOK Flags

Runtime Hooks allow Swoole to listen for internal PHP API calls, take control and execute your code in a non-blocking way, allowing us to use well known and tested libraries like the PDO extension or the CURL library. The benefit of using hooks is it allows us to use existing PHP ecosystem tools and libraries and not force us to use any coroutine specific clients, instead Swoole aims to support the existing ecosystem. Even native blocking PHP functions like sleep or file_get_contents are supported, so it is easy to adopt coroutine throughout your application without much change to your existing codebase.

When hooks are enabled, Swoole will take care of the coroutine scheduling for you under the hood, you don't need to write any additional logic with runtime hooks once they are setup and enabled. Hooks are required to run inside a coroutine context, this means you must use enabled hook functionality within a Co\run or inside a Swoole Server request where the coroutine context is created for you for each request.

Version: Swoole: 4.1.0+

Since Swoole v4.1.0, you can use any IO libraries based on php_stream within a coroutine context.

Libraries with coroutine support:

  • Redis (phpredis) or (predis)
  • MySQL (mysqlnd) PDO and MySQLi
  • file_get_contents, fopen and many more file I/O operations
  • stream_socket_client functions
  • fsockopen
  • CURL with libcurl

Libraries without coroutine support:

  • MySQL with libmysqlclient
  • MongoDB with mongo-c-client
  • pdo_pgsql, pdo_ori, pdo_odbc, pdo_firebird, php-amqp

Swoole Runtime HOOK Flags

You can enable coroutine support with HOOK Flags:

Enable Swoole Runtime Hooks

Swoole\Runtime::enableCoroutine(bool $enable = true, int $flags = SWOOLE_HOOK_ALL);

The code above will enable coroutine support for all Swoole Hooks, you can change which hooks you want to enable but it is likely better for performance to enable them all and take advantage of coroutines.

The enableCoroutine call should be placed at the start of your script or at least before any Co\run or server is used, this so that you can obtain 100% coverage.

Set Coroutine Runtime flags


Swoole\Runtime::enableCoroutine(SWOOLE_HOOK_ALL | SWOOLE_HOOK_CURL);

SWOOLE_HOOK_ALL contains SWOOLE_HOOK_CURL from version v4.5.4


Swoole\Runtime::enableCoroutine(SWOOLE_HOOK_ALL ^ SWOOLE_HOOK_SLEEP);

Set Coroutine Scheduler Flags


$sch = new Swoole\Coroutine\Scheduler();
$sch->set(['hook_flags' => SWOOLE_HOOK_ALL]);

If you are inside a coroutine context or a Swoole server, you can change hooks dynamically once they have been enabled:


// Enable all Swoole hooks at the beginning

// Only use the TCP hook...

Get the Swoole Coroutine Runtime flags



Returns the currently set hook flags.

Set the Swoole Coroutine Runtime flags


// Enable all hooks

// Disable all hooks

Disable all coroutine hooks