io_getevents - read asynchronous I/O events from the completion queue


#include <linux/time.h> #include <libaio.h>

int io_getevents(aio_context_t ctx_id, long min_nr, long nr, struct io_event *events ", struct timespec *" timeout );

Link with -laio.


io_getevents() attempts to read at least min_nr events and up to nr events from the completion queue of the AIO context specified by ctx_id. timeout specifies the amount of time to wait for events, where a NULL timeout waits until at least min_nr events have been seen. Note that timeout is relative and will be updated if not NULL and the operation blocks.


On success, io_getevents() returns the number of events read: 0 if no events are available, or less than min_nr if the timeout has elapsed. For the failure return, see NOTES.


EFAULT Either events or timeout is an invalid pointer.
EINVAL ctx_id is invalid. min_nr is out of range or nr is out of range.
EINTR Interrupted by a signal handler; see signal(7).
ENOSYS io_getevents() is not implemented on this architecture.


The asynchronous I/O system calls first appeared in Linux 2.5, August 2002.


io_getevents() 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.

The wrapper provided in libaio for io_getevents() 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.


io_cancel(2), io_destroy(2), io_setup(2), io_submit(2), time(7)


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