aio.h(7POSIX) POSIX Programmer's Manual aio.h(7POSIX)
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aio.h — asynchronous input and output
The <aio.h> header shall define the aiocb structure, which shall include at least the fol‐
int aio_fildes File descriptor.
off_t aio_offset File offset.
volatile void *aio_buf Location of buffer.
size_t aio_nbytes Length of transfer.
int aio_reqprio Request priority offset.
struct sigevent aio_sigevent Signal number and value.
int aio_lio_opcode Operation to be performed.
The <aio.h> header shall define the off_t, pthread_attr_t, size_t, and ssize_t types as
described in <sys/types.h>.
The <aio.h> header shall define the struct timespec structure as described in <time.h>.
The tag sigevent shall be declared as naming an incomplete structure type, the contents of
which are described in the <signal.h> header.
The <aio.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants:
AIO_ALLDONE A return value indicating that none of the requested operations could be
canceled since they are already complete.
AIO_CANCELED A return value indicating that all requested operations have been canceled.
A return value indicating that some of the requested operations could not be
canceled since they are in progress.
LIO_NOP A lio_listio() element operation option indicating that no transfer is
LIO_NOWAIT A lio_listio() synchronization operation indicating that the calling thread
is to continue execution while the lio_listio() operation is being per‐
formed, and no notification is given when the operation is complete.
LIO_READ A lio_listio() element operation option requesting a read.
LIO_WAIT A lio_listio() synchronization operation indicating that the calling thread
is to suspend until the lio_listio() operation is complete.
LIO_WRITE A lio_listio() element operation option requesting a write.
The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function
prototypes shall be provided.
int aio_cancel(int, struct aiocb *);
int aio_error(const struct aiocb *);
int aio_fsync(int, struct aiocb *);
int aio_read(struct aiocb *);
ssize_t aio_return(struct aiocb *);
int aio_suspend(const struct aiocb *const , int,
const struct timespec *);
int aio_write(struct aiocb *);
int lio_listio(int, struct aiocb *restrict const [restrict], int,
struct sigevent *restrict);
Inclusion of the <aio.h> header may make visible symbols defined in the headers <fcntl.h>,
<signal.h>, and <time.h>.
The following sections are informative.
<fcntl.h>, <signal.h>, <sys_types.h>, <time.h>
The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, aio_cancel(), aio_error(), aio_fsync(),
aio_read(), aio_return(), aio_suspend(), aio_write(), fsync(), lio_listio(), lseek(),
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std
1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System
Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. (This is
POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the event of any discrep‐
ancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original
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