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LIO_LISTIO(3) Library Functions Manual LIO_LISTIO(3) NAME lio_listio - list directed I/O (REALTIME) LIBRARY POSIX Real-time Library (librt, -lrt) SYNOPSIS #include <aio.h> int lio_listio(int mode, struct aiocb * const list, int nent, struct sigevent *sig); DESCRIPTION The lio_listio() function initiates a list of I/O requests with a single function call. The list argument is an array of pointers to aiocb structures describing each operation to perform, with nent elements. NULL elements are ignored. The aio_lio_opcode field of each aiocb specifies the operation to be performed. The following operations are supported: LIO_READ Read data as if by a call to aio_read(3). LIO_NOP No operation. LIO_WRITE Write data as if by a call to aio_write(3). If the mode argument is LIO_WAIT, lio_listio() does not return until all the requested operations have been completed. If mode is LIO_NOWAIT, the requests are processed asynchronously, and the signal specified by sig is sent when all operations have completed. If sig is NULL, the calling process is not notified of I/O completion. The order in which the requests are carried out is not specified, and there is no guarantee that they will be executed sequentially. RETURN VALUES If mode is LIO_WAIT, the lio_listio() function returns 0 if the operations completed successfully, otherwise -1. If mode is LIO_NOWAIT, the lio_listio() function returns 0 if the operations are successfully queued, otherwise -1. ERRORS The lio_listio() function will fail if: [EAGAIN] There are not enough resources to enqueue the requests; or the request would cause the system-wide limit AIO_MAX to be exceeded. [EINTR] A signal interrupted the system call before it could be completed. [EINVAL] The mode argument is neither LIO_WAIT nor LIO_NOWAIT, or nent is greater than AIO_LISTIO_MAX. [EIO] One or more requests failed. In addition, the lio_listio() function may fail for any of the reasons listed for aio_read(3) and aio_write(3). If lio_listio() succeeds, or fails with an error code of EAGAIN, EINTR, or EIO, some of the requests may have been initiated. The caller should check the error status of each aiocb structure individually by calling aio_error(3). SEE ALSO read(2), siginfo(2), write(2), aio(3), sigevent(3) STANDARDS The lio_listio() function is expected to conform to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 ("POSIX.1"). NetBSD 8.0 August 12, 2011 NetBSD 8.0