public abstract int read (ByteBuffer dst) throws IOException

Reads a sequence of bytes from this channel into the given buffer.

An attempt is made to read up to r bytes from the channel, where r is the number of bytes remaining in the buffer, that is, dst.remaining(), at the moment this method is invoked.

Suppose that a byte sequence of length n is read, where 0  <= n  <= r. This byte sequence will be transferred into the buffer so that the first byte in the sequence is at index p and the last byte is at index p  + n  -  1, where p is the buffer's position at the moment this method is invoked. Upon return the buffer's position will be equal to p  + n; its limit will not have changed.

A read operation might not fill the buffer, and in fact it might not read any bytes at all. Whether or not it does so depends upon the nature and state of the channel. A socket channel in non-blocking mode, for example, cannot read any more bytes than are immediately available from the socket's input buffer; similarly, a file channel cannot read any more bytes than remain in the file. It is guaranteed, however, that if a channel is in blocking mode and there is at least one byte remaining in the buffer then this method will block until at least one byte is read.

This method may be invoked at any time. If another thread has already initiated a read operation upon this channel, however, then an invocation of this method will block until the first operation is complete.

dst     The buffer into which bytes are to be transferred

Returns:  The number of bytes read, possibly zero, or -1 if the channel has reached end-of-stream

NonReadableChannelException     If this channel was not opened for reading
ClosedChannelException     If this channel is closed
AsynchronousCloseException     If another thread closes this channel while the read operation is in progress
ClosedByInterruptException     If another thread interrupts the current thread while the read operation is in progress, thereby closing the channel and setting the current thread's interrupt status
IOException     If some other I/O error occurs