IO_GETEVENTS(2) Linux Programmer's Manual IO_GETEVENTS(2)
io_getevents - read asynchronous I/O events from the completion queue
int io_getevents(aio_context_t ctx_id, long min_nr, long nr,
struct io_event *events, struct timespec *timeout);
Link with -laio.
io_getevents() 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. timeout 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 relative and will be updated if not NULL and the opera-
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, August
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.
The wrapper provided in libaio for io_getevents() 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.
io_cancel(2), io_destroy(2), io_setup(2), io_submit(2), time(7)
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Linux 2008-07-04 IO_GETEVENTS(2)