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Linux 2.6 - man page for aio_cancel (linux section 3posix)

AIO_CANCEL(P)			    POSIX Programmer's Manual			    AIO_CANCEL(P)

       aio_cancel - cancel an asynchronous I/O request (REALTIME)

       #include <aio.h>

       int aio_cancel(int fildes, struct aiocb *aiocbp);

       The  aio_cancel()  function  shall attempt to cancel one or more asynchronous I/O requests
       currently outstanding against file descriptor fildes. The aiocbp argument  points  to  the
       asynchronous I/O control block for a particular request to be canceled. If aiocbp is NULL,
       then all outstanding cancelable asynchronous I/O requests against  fildes  shall  be  can-

       Normal asynchronous notification shall occur for asynchronous I/O operations that are suc-
       cessfully canceled. If there are requests that cannot be canceled, then the  normal  asyn-
       chronous completion process shall take place for those requests when they are completed.

       For requested operations that are successfully canceled, the associated error status shall
       be set to [ECANCELED] and the return status shall be -1. For requested operations that are
       not successfully canceled, the aiocbp shall not be modified by aio_cancel().

       If  aiocbp is not NULL, then if fildes does not have the same value as the file descriptor
       with which the asynchronous operation was initiated, unspecified results occur.

       Which operations are cancelable is implementation-defined.

       The aio_cancel() function shall return the value AIO_CANCELED to the  calling  process  if
       the  requested  operation(s) were canceled. The value AIO_NOTCANCELED shall be returned if
       at least one of the requested operation(s) cannot be canceled because it is  in	progress.
       In  this  case,	the  state  of	the  other  operations, if any, referenced in the call to
       aio_cancel() is not indicated by the return value of  aio_cancel().  The  application  may
       determine  the  state  of  affairs  for	these  operations by using aio_error(). The value
       AIO_ALLDONE is returned if all of the operations have already  completed.  Otherwise,  the
       function shall return -1 and set errno to indicate the error.

       The aio_cancel() function shall fail if:

       EBADF  The fildes argument is not a valid file descriptor.

       The following sections are informative.


       The aio_cancel() function is part of the Asynchronous Input and Output option and need not
       be available on all implementations.



       aio_read() , aio_write() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <aio.h>

       Portions of this text are reprinted and	reproduced  in	electronic  form  from	IEEE  Std
       1003.1,	2003  Edition,	Standard  for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System
       Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003  by
       the  Institute  of  Electrical  and  Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the
       event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE  and  The  Open  Group
       Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003				    AIO_CANCEL(P)

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