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AIO(4)							   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 						    AIO(4)

aio -- asynchronous I/O SYNOPSIS
To link into the kernel: options VFS_AIO To load as a kernel loadable module: kldload aio DESCRIPTION
The aio facility provides system calls for asynchronous I/O. It is available both as a kernel option for static inclusion and as a dynamic kernel module. SEE ALSO
aio_cancel(2), aio_error(2), aio_read(2), aio_return(2), aio_suspend(2), aio_waitcomplete(2), aio_write(2), lio_listio(2), config(8), kldload(8), kldunload(8) HISTORY
The aio facility appeared as a kernel option in FreeBSD 3.0. The aio kernel module appeared in FreeBSD 5.0. BSD
October 24, 2002 BSD

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AIO_WAITCOMPLETE(2)					      BSD System Calls Manual					       AIO_WAITCOMPLETE(2)

aio_waitcomplete -- wait for the next completion of an aio request LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <aio.h> int aio_waitcomplete(struct aiocb **iocbp, struct timespec *timeout); DESCRIPTION
The aio_waitcomplete() system call waits for completion of an asynchronous I/O request. Upon completion, aio_waitcomplete() returns the result of the function and sets iocbp to point to the structure associated with the original request. If an asynchronous I/O request is com- pleted before aio_waitcomplete() is called, it returns immediately with the completed request. If timeout is a non-NULL pointer, it specifies a maximum interval to wait for a asynchronous I/O request to complete. If timeout is a NULL pointer, aio_waitcomplete() waits indefinitely. To effect a poll, the timeout argument should be non-NULL, pointing to a zero-valued timeval structure. The aio_waitcomplete() system call also serves the function of aio_return(), thus aio_return() should not be called for the control block returned in iocbp. RETURN VALUES
If an asynchronous I/O request has completed, iocbp is set to point to the control block passed with the original request, and the status is returned as described in read(2), write(2), or fsync(2). On failure, aio_waitcomplete() returns -1, sets iocbp to NULL and sets errno to indicate the error condition. ERRORS
The aio_waitcomplete() system call fails if: [EINVAL] The specified time limit is invalid. [EAGAIN] The process has not yet called aio_read() or aio_write(). [EINTR] A signal was delivered before the timeout expired and before any asynchronous I/O requests completed. [EWOULDBLOCK] [EINPROGRESS] The specified time limit expired before any asynchronous I/O requests completed. SEE ALSO
aio_cancel(2), aio_error(2), aio_read(2), aio_return(2), aio_suspend(2), aio_write(2), fsync(2), read(2), write(2), aio(4) STANDARDS
The aio_waitcomplete() system call is a FreeBSD-specific extension. HISTORY
The aio_waitcomplete() system call first appeared in FreeBSD 4.0. AUTHORS
The aio_waitcomplete() system call and this manual page were written by Christopher M Sedore <>. BSD
January 19, 2000 BSD
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