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COMEDI_POLL(3) Comedi reference COMEDI_POLL(3)


comedi_poll - force updating of streaming buffer


#include <comedilib.h>

int comedi_poll(comedi_t * device, unsigned int subdevice);


The function comedi_poll is used on a subdevice that has a Comedi command in progress in order to update the streaming buffer. If supported by the driver, all available samples are copied to the streaming buffer. These samples may be pending in DMA buffers or device FIFOs. Only a few Comedi drivers support this operation.


On success, comedi_poll returns the number of additional bytes available. On failure, -1 is returned.


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Copyright © 1998-2003 David Schleef
Copyright © 2001-2003, 2005, 2008 Frank Mori Hess
Copyright © 2002-2003 Herman Bruyninckx
Copyright © 2012 Bernd Porr
Copyright © 2012 Ian Abbott
Copyright © 2012, 2015 Éric Piel

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