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NAMEio_setup - create an asynchronous I/O context
#include <libaio.h> int io_setup(unsigned nr_events, aio_context_t *ctxp); Link with -laio.
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 VALUEOn success, io_setup() returns 0. For the failure return, see NOTES.
- The specified nr_events exceeds the user's limit of available events.
- An invalid pointer is passed for ctxp.
- ctxp is not initialized, or the specified nr_events exceeds internal limits. nr_events should be greater than 0.
- Insufficient kernel resources are available.
- io_setup() is not implemented on this architecture.
NOTESGlibc 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 ALSOio_cancel(2), io_destroy(2), io_getevents(2), io_submit(2)
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