public void pause_message (Message msg)

Pauses I/O on msg.

This can be used when you need to return from the server handler without having the full response ready yet. Use unpause_message to resume I/O.

This must only be called on Messages which were created by the Server and are currently doing I/O, such as those passed into a ServerCallback or emitted in a request_read signal.

Example: Simple server, async:

public class NoodleSoupServer : Soup.Server {
private int access_counter = 0;

public NoodleSoupServer () {
assert (this != null);

// Links:
// http://localhost:8088/*
this.add_handler (null, default_handler);

private static void default_handler (Soup.Server server, Soup.Message msg, string path, GLib.HashTable? query, Soup.ClientContext client) {
unowned NoodleSoupServer self = server as NoodleSoupServer;

uint id = self.access_counter++;
print ("Default handler start (%u)\n", id);

// Simulate asynchronous input / time consuming operations:
// See GLib.IOSchedulerJob for time consuming operations
Timeout.add_seconds (0, () => {
string html_head = "<head><title>Index</title></head>";
string html_body = "<body><h1>Index:</h1></body>";
msg.set_response ("text/html", Soup.MemoryUse.COPY, "<html>%s%s</html>".printf (html_head, html_body).data);

// Resumes HTTP I/O on msg:
self.unpause_message (msg);
print ("Default handler end (%u)\n", id);
return false;
}, Priority.DEFAULT);

// Pauses HTTP I/O on msg:
self.pause_message (msg);

public static int main (string[] args) {
try {
int port = 8088;

MainLoop loop = new MainLoop ();

NoodleSoupServer server = new NoodleSoupServer ();
server.listen_all (port, 0); ();
} catch (Error e) {
print ("Error: %s\n", e.message);
return 0;

valac --pkg libsoup-2.4 simple-server-async-new.vala



a Server


a Message associated with this.