aio_write - asynchronous write


#include <aio.h>

int aio_write(struct aiocb *aiocbp);

Link with -lrt.


The aio_write() function requests an asynchronous "n = write(fd, buf, count)" with fd, buf, count given by aiocbp->aio_fildes, aiocbp->aio_buf, aiocbp->aio_nbytes, respectively. The return status n can be retrieved upon completion using aio_return(3).

If O_APPEND is not set, the data is written starting at the absolute file offset aiocbp->aio_offset, regardless of the current file position. If O_APPEND is set, the data is written at the end of the file. After this request, the value of the current file position is unspecified.

The "asynchronous" means that this call returns as soon as the request has been enqueued; the write may or may not have completed when the call returns. One tests for completion using aio_error(3).

If _POSIX_PRIORITIZED_IO is defined, and this file supports it, then the asynchronous operation is submitted at a priority equal to that of the calling process minus aiocbp->aio_reqprio.

The field aiocbp->aio_lio_opcode is ignored.

No data is written to a regular file beyond its maximum offset.


On success, 0 is returned. On error the request is not enqueued, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately. If an error is first detected later, it will be reported via aio_return(3) (returns status -1) and aio_error(3) (error status whatever one would have gotten in errno, such as EBADF).


EAGAIN Out of resources.
EBADF aio_fildes is not a valid file descriptor open for writing.
EFBIG The file is a regular file, we want to write at least one byte, but the starting position is at or beyond the maximum offset for this file.
EINVAL One or more of aio_offset, aio_reqprio, aio_nbytes are invalid.
ENOSYS This function is not supported.




It is a good idea to zero out the control block before use. This control block must not be changed while the write operation is in progress. The buffer area being written out must not be accessed during the operation or undefined results may occur. The memory areas involved must remain valid.


aio_cancel(3), aio_error(3), aio_fsync(3), aio_read(3), aio_return(3), aio_suspend(3)


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