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Linux 2.6 - man page for aio_write (linux section 3)

AIO_WRITE(3)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			     AIO_WRITE(3)

NAME
       aio_write - asynchronous write

SYNOPSIS
       #include <aio.h>

       int aio_write(struct aiocb *aiocbp);

       Link with -lrt.

DESCRIPTION
       The  aio_write()  function  queues  the	I/O request described by the buffer pointed to by
       aiocbp.	This function is the asynchronous analog of write(2).  The arguments of the call

	   write(fd, buf, count)

       correspond (in order) to the fields aio_fildes, aio_buf, and aio_nbytes of  the	structure
       pointed to by aiocbp.  (See aio(7) for a description of the aiocb structure.)

       If  O_APPEND  is  not  set,  the  data  is  written  starting  at the absolute file offset
       aiocbp->aio_offset, regardless of the current file offset.  If O_APPEND is  set,  data  is
       written at the end of the file in the same order as aio_write() calls are made.	After the
       call, the value of the current file offset 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).  The return status of  a  completed	I/O  operation	can  be  obtained
       aio_return(3).	Asynchronous  notification  of	I/O completion can be obtained by setting
       aiocbp->aio_sigevent appropriately; see sigevent(7) for details.

       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.

RETURN VALUE
       On success, 0 is returned.  On error the request is not	enqueued,  -1  is  returned,  and
       errno  is  set appropriately.  If an error is detected only 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).

ERRORS
       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 aio_write() is not implemented.

VERSIONS
       The aio_write() function is available since glibc 2.1.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

NOTES
       It is a good idea to zero out the control block before use.  The 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.

       Simultaneous I/O operations specifying the same aiocb structure produce undefined results.

SEE ALSO
       aio_cancel(3),  aio_error(3),  aio_fsync(3),  aio_read(3),  aio_return(3), aio_suspend(3),
       lio_listio(3), aio(7)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.55 of the Linux man-pages project.  A  description  of  the
       project,     and    information	  about    reporting	bugs,	 can	be    found    at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

					    2012-05-08				     AIO_WRITE(3)


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