Struct wasmtime::Engine[][src]

pub struct Engine { /* fields omitted */ }
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An Engine which is a global context for compilation and management of wasm modules.

An engine can be safely shared across threads and is a cheap cloneable handle to the actual engine. The engine itself will be deallocated once all references to it have gone away.

Engines store global configuration preferences such as compilation settings, enabled features, etc. You’ll likely only need at most one of these for a program.

Engines and Clone

Using clone on an Engine is a cheap operation. It will not create an entirely new engine, but rather just a new reference to the existing engine. In other words it’s a shallow copy, not a deep copy.

Engines and Default

You can create an engine with default configuration settings using Engine::default(). Be sure to consult the documentation of Config for default settings.


Creates a new Engine with the specified compilation and configuration settings.

Eagerly initialize thread-local functionality shared by all Engines.

Wasmtime’s implementation on some platforms may involve per-thread setup that needs to happen whenever WebAssembly is invoked. This setup can take on the order of a few hundred microseconds, whereas the overhead of calling WebAssembly is otherwise on the order of a few nanoseconds. This setup cost is paid once per-OS-thread. If your application is sensitive to the latencies of WebAssembly function calls, even those that happen first on a thread, then this function can be used to improve the consistency of each call into WebAssembly by explicitly frontloading the cost of the one-time setup per-thread.

Note that this function is not required to be called in any embedding. Wasmtime will automatically initialize thread-local-state as necessary on calls into WebAssembly. This is provided for use cases where the latency of WebAssembly calls are extra-important, which is not necessarily true of all embeddings.

Returns the configuration settings that this engine is using.

Returns whether the engine a and b refer to the same configuration.

This is supported on crate feature cranelift only.

Ahead-of-time (AOT) compiles a WebAssembly module.

The bytes provided must be in one of two formats:

  • A binary-encoded WebAssembly module. This is always supported.
  • A text-encoded instance of the WebAssembly text format. This is only supported when the wat feature of this crate is enabled. If this is supplied then the text format will be parsed before validation. Note that the wat feature is enabled by default.

This method may be used to compile a module for use with a different target host. The output of this method may be used with Module::deserialize on hosts compatible with the Config associated with this Engine.

The output of this method is safe to send to another host machine for later execution. As the output is already a compiled module, translation and code generation will be skipped and this will improve the performance of constructing a Module from the output of this method.

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