aio_cancel(2) cancel an outstanding asynchronous I/O operation (REALTIME)

LIBRARY

Lb libc

SYNOPSIS

In aio.h Ft int Fn aio_cancel int fildes struct aiocb *iocb

DESCRIPTION

The Fn aio_cancel system call cancels the outstanding asynchronous I/O request for the file descriptor specified in Fa fildes . If Fa iocb is specified, only that specific asynchronous I/O request is cancelled.

Normal asynchronous notification occurs for cancelled requests. Requests complete with an error result of Er ECANCELED .

RESTRICTIONS

The Fn aio_cancel system call does not cancel asynchronous I/O requests for raw disk devices. The Fn aio_cancel system call will always return AIO_NOTCANCELED for file descriptors associated with raw disk devices.

RETURN VALUES

The Fn aio_cancel system call returns -1 to indicate an error, or one of the following:

Bq AIO_CANCELED
All outstanding requests meeting the criteria specified were cancelled.
Bq AIO_NOTCANCELED
Some requests were not cancelled, status for the requests should be checked with aio_error2.
Bq AIO_ALLDONE
All of the requests meeting the criteria have finished.

ERRORS

An error return from Fn aio_cancel indicates:

Bq Er EBADF
The Fa fildes argument is an invalid file descriptor.

STANDARDS

The Fn aio_cancel system call is expected to conform to the St -p1003.1 standard.

HISTORY

The Fn aio_cancel system call first appeared in Fx 3.0 . The first functional implementation of Fn aio_cancel appeared in Fx 4.0 .

AUTHORS

An -nosplit This manual page was originally written by An Wes Peters Aq wes@softweyr.com . An Christopher M Sedore Aq cmsedore@maxwell.syr.edu updated it when Fn aio_cancel was implemented for Fx 4.0 .