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


     io_setup - create an asynchronous I/O context


     #include <linux/aio_abi.h>          /* Defines needed types */
     int io_setup(unsigned nr_events, aio_context_t *ctx_idp);
     Note: There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.


     The io_setup() system call creates an asynchronous I/O context suitable
     for concurrently processing nr_events operations.  The ctx_idp argument
     must  not point to an AIO context that already exists, and must be ini-
     tialized to 0 prior to the call.  On successful  creation  of  the  AIO
     context, *ctx_idp is filled in with the resulting handle.


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


     EAGAIN The  specified  nr_events  exceeds the user's limit of available
            events, as defined in /proc/sys/fs/aio-max-nr.
     EFAULT An invalid pointer is passed for ctx_idp.
     EINVAL ctx_idp 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.


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


     io_setup()  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_setup() wrapper function provided by libaio.
     Note that the libaio wrapper function uses a  different  type  (io_con-
     text_t *)  for the ctx_idp 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.


     io_cancel(2), io_destroy(2), io_getevents(2), io_submit(2), aio(7)


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