AIO_CANCEL(3) Linux Programmer's Manual AIO_CANCEL(3)
aio_cancel - cancel an outstanding asynchronous I/O request
int aio_cancel(int fd, struct aiocb *aiocbp);
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The aio_cancel() function attempts to cancel outstanding asynchronous I/O requests for the
file descriptor fd. If aiocbp is NULL, all such requests are canceled. Otherwise, only
the request described by the control block pointed to by aiocbp is canceled. (See aio(7)
for a description of the aiocb structure.)
Normal asynchronous notification occurs for canceled requests (see aio(7) and
sigevent(7)). The request return status (aio_return(3)) is set to -1, and the request
error status (aio_error(3)) is set to ECANCELED. The control block of requests that can-
not be canceled is not changed.
If the request could not be canceled, then it will terminate in the usual way after per-
forming the I/O operation. (In this case, aio_error(3) will return the status EINPRO-
If aiocbp is not NULL, and fd differs from the file descriptor with which the asynchronous
operation was initiated, unspecified results occur.
Which operations are cancelable is implementation-defined.
The aio_cancel() function returns one of the following values:
All requests were successfully canceled.
At least one of the requests specified was not canceled because it was in progress.
In this case, one may check the status of individual requests using aio_error(3).
All requests had already been completed before the call.
-1 An error occurred. The cause of the error can be found by inspecting errno.
EBADF fd is not a valid file descriptor.
ENOSYS aio_cancel() is not implemented.
The aio_cancel() function is available since glibc 2.1.
aio_error(3), aio_fsync(3), aio_read(3), aio_return(3), aio_suspend(3), aio_write(3),
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