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

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

       aio_suspend - wait for an asynchronous I/O request (REALTIME)

       #include <aio.h>

       int aio_suspend(const struct aiocb * const list[], int nent,
	      const struct timespec *timeout);

       The  aio_suspend()  function  shall  suspend  the calling thread until at least one of the
       asynchronous I/O operations referenced by the list argument has completed, until a  signal
       interrupts  the function, or, if timeout is not NULL, until the time interval specified by
       timeout has passed. If any of the aiocb structures in the  list	correspond  to	completed
       asynchronous  I/O  operations (that is, the error status for the operation is not equal to
       [EINPROGRESS]) at the time of the call, the function shall return without  suspending  the
       calling	thread.  The  list  argument  is an array of pointers to asynchronous I/O control
       blocks. The nent argument indicates the number of elements in the array. Each aiocb struc-
       ture  pointed  to  has been used in initiating an asynchronous I/O request via aio_read(),
       aio_write(), or lio_listio().  This array may contain NULL pointers, which are ignored. If
       this  array  contains  pointers	that refer to aiocb structures that have not been used in
       submitting asynchronous I/O, the effect is undefined.

       If the time interval indicated in the timespec structure  pointed  to  by  timeout  passes
       before  any  of	the  I/O  operations referenced by list are completed, then aio_suspend()
       shall return with an error.    If the Monotonic Clock option is supported, the clock  that
       shall be used to measure this time interval shall be the CLOCK_MONOTONIC clock.

       If  the	aio_suspend() function returns after one or more asynchronous I/O operations have
       completed, the function shall return zero. Otherwise, the function shall return a value of
       -1 and set errno to indicate the error.

       The  application may determine which asynchronous I/O completed by scanning the associated
       error and return status using aio_error() and aio_return(), respectively.

       The aio_suspend() function shall fail if:

       EAGAIN No asynchronous I/O indicated in the list referenced by list completed in the  time
	      interval indicated by timeout.

       EINTR  A signal interrupted the aio_suspend() function. Note that, since each asynchronous
	      I/O operation may possibly provoke a signal when it completes,  this  error  return
	      may  be  caused by the completion of one (or more) of the very I/O operations being

       The following sections are informative.


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



       aio_read()   ,	aio_write()   ,   lio_listio()	 ,   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_SUSPEND(P)

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