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IO_GETEVENTS(2) Linux Programmer's Manual IO_GETEVENTS(2)


     io_getevents - read asynchronous I/O events from the completion queue


     #include <linux/aio_abi.h>         /* Defines needed types */
     #include <linux/time.h>            /* 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 speci-
     fied by ctx_id.
     The  timeout  argument specifies the amount of time to wait for events,
     and is specified as a relative timeout in a structure of the  following
         struct timespec {
             time_t tv_sec;      /* seconds */
             long   tv_nsec;     /* nanoseconds [0 .. 999999999] */ };
     The  specified  time will be rounded up to the system clock granularity
     and is guaranteed not to expire   early.
     Specifying timeout as NULL means  block  indefinitely  until  at  least
     min_nr events have been obtained.


     On success, io_getevents() returns the number of events read.  This may
     be 0, or a value less than min_nr, if the timeout expired.  It may also
     be  a  nonzero value less than min_nr, if the call was interrupted by a
     signal handler.
     For the failure return, see NOTES.


     EFAULT Either events or timeout is an invalid pointer.
     EINTR  Interrupted by a signal handler; see signal(7).
     EINVAL ctx_id is invalid.  min_nr is out of  range  or  nr  is  out  of
     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_con-
     text_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 generating
     the error EINVAL.


     io_cancel(2), io_destroy(2), io_setup(2), io_submit(2), aio(7), time(7)


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     description of the project, information about reporting bugs,  and  the
     latest     version     of     this    page,    can    be    found    at

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