io_getevents - read asynchronous I/O events from the completion queue
#include /* Defines needed types */
#include /* Defines 'struct timespec' */
int io_getevents(aio_context_t ctx_id, long min_nr, long nr,
struct io_event *events, struct timespec *timeout);
Note: There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.
The io_getevents() system call attempts to read at least min_nr
events and up to nr events from the completion queue of the AIO
context specified by ctx_id. The timeout argument specifies the
amount of time to wait for events, where a NULL timeout waits until
at least min_nr events have been seen. Note that timeout is
On success, io_getevents() returns the number of events read: 0 if no
events are available, or less than min_nr if the timeout has elapsed.
For the failure return, see NOTES.
EFAULT Either events or timeout is an invalid pointer.
EINVAL ctx_id is invalid. min_nr is out of range or nr is out of
EINTR Interrupted by a signal handler; see signal(7).
ENOSYS io_getevents() is not implemented on this architecture.
The asynchronous I/O system calls first appeared in Linux 2.5.
io_getevents() is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs
that are intended to be portable.
Glibc does not provide a wrapper function for this system call. You
could invoke it using syscall(2). But instead, you probably want to
use the io_getevents() wrapper function provided by libaio.
Note that the libaio wrapper function uses a different type
(io_context_t) for the ctx_id argument. Note also that the libaio
wrapper does not follow the usual C library conventions for
indicating errors: 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.
An invalid ctx_id may cause a segmentation fault instead of
genenerating the error EINVAL.
io_cancel(2), io_destroy(2), io_setup(2), io_submit(2), aio(7),
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Linux 2013-04-08 IO_GETEVENTS(2)