NAMEio_setup - create an asynchronous I/O context
SYNOPSIS#include <libaio.h> int io_setup(unsigned nr_events, aio_context_t *ctxp); Link with -laio.
DESCRIPTIONio_setup() creates an asynchronous I/O context capable of receiving at least nr_events. ctxp must not point to an AIO context that already exists, and must be initialized to 0 prior to the call. On successful creation of the AIO context, *ctxp is filled in with the resulting handle.
RETURN VALUEOn success, io_setup() returns 0. For the failure return, see NOTES.
ERRORSEAGAIN The specified nr_events exceeds the user's limit of available events. EFAULT An invalid pointer is passed for ctxp. EINVAL ctxp 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.
VERSIONSThe asynchronous I/O system calls first appeared in Linux 2.5, August 2002.
CONFORMING TOio_setup() is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs that are intended to be portable.
NOTESGlibc does not provide a wrapper function for this system call. The wrapper provided in libaio for io_setup() 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.
SEE ALSOio_cancel(2), io_destroy(2), io_getevents(2), io_submit(2)
COLOPHONThis page is part of release 3.27 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at //www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. IO_SETUP(2)