A platform only component that is used to establish connectivity between two software contexts using TCP or UDP.
Constructs an interconnect class.
Interconnect(const char* comp_name, const char* host_name, const int port, unsigned int flags)
comp_name: name of the interconnect. Used for logging and trace purpose.
host_name: Host name to establish the connection with.
port: Incoming or outgoing port of the interconnect.
flags: Modify the behavior of the interconnect. Valid flags are
INTERCONNECT_MASTER: Sets the interconnect as a TCP server.
INTERCONNECT_DEFAULTROUTE: The interconnect will be used as a default route to route all data that has no address through itself. The primary type of such data is trace data. Functionally similar to TCP Default Gateway.
init(): Starts the interconnect.
Inout &default_link(): Returns the default
Inoutof the interconnect. Primarily used by Trace component.
Inout &link(int port): Add a new link to the interconnect. This starts up a new tcp server or client and attempts to connect to or listens to the host specified in the constructor.