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IO_SETUP

IO_SETUP

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2) Updated: 2008-06-18
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NAME

io_setup - create an asynchronous I/O context  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libaio.h>

int io_setup(unsigned nr_events, aio_context_t *ctxp);

Link with -laio.
 

DESCRIPTION

io_setup() creates an asynchronous I/O context capable of receiving at least nr_events. ctxp must not point to an AIO context that already exists, and must be initialized to 0 prior to the call. On successful creation of the AIO context, *ctxp is filled in with the resulting handle.  

RETURN VALUE

On success, io_setup() returns 0. For the failure return, see NOTES.  

ERRORS

EAGAIN
The specified nr_events exceeds the user's limit of available events.
EFAULT
An invalid pointer is passed for ctxp.
EINVAL
ctxp is not initialized, or the specified nr_events exceeds internal limits. nr_events should be greater than 0.
ENOMEM
Insufficient kernel resources are available.
ENOSYS
io_setup() is not implemented on this architecture.
 

VERSIONS

The asynchronous I/O system calls first appeared in Linux 2.5, August 2002.  

CONFORMING TO

io_setup() is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs that are intended to be portable.  

NOTES

Glibc does not provide a wrapper function for this system call.

The wrapper provided in libaio for io_setup() does not follow the usual C library conventions for indicating error: on error it returns a negated error number (the negative of one of the values listed in ERRORS). If the system call is invoked via syscall(2), then the return value follows the usual conventions for indicating an error: -1, with errno set to a (positive) value that indicates the error.  

SEE ALSO

io_cancel(2), io_destroy(2), io_getevents(2), io_submit(2)  

COLOPHON

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Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
VERSIONS
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

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