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);
: There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.
() system call creates an asynchronous I/O context capable of
receiving at least nr_events
. The ctx_idp
argument 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, *ctx_idp
is filled in with the resulting handle.
On success, io_setup
() returns 0. For the failure return, see NOTES.
- The specified nr_events exceeds the user's limit of
- An invalid pointer is passed for ctx_idp.
- ctx_idp is not initialized, or the specified
nr_events exceeds internal limits. nr_events should be
greater than 0.
- Insufficient kernel resources are available.
- io_setup() is not implemented on this
The asynchronous I/O system calls first appeared in Linux 2.5.
() 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
() wrapper function provided by libaio
Note that the libaio
wrapper function uses a different type
) for the ctx_idp
argument. Note also that
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
, then the return value follows the usual conventions for
indicating an error: -1, with errno
set to a (positive) value that
indicates the error.
This page is part of release 3.44 of the Linux man-pages
description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found