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aiowait(3C)						   Standard C Library Functions 					       aiowait(3C)

NAME
aiowait - wait for completion of asynchronous I/O operation SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/asynch.h> #include <sys/time.h> aio_result_t *aiowait(const struct timeval *timeout); DESCRIPTION
The aiowait() function suspends the calling process until one of its outstanding asynchronous I/O operations completes, providing a syn- chronous method of notification. If timeout is a non-zero pointer, it specifies a maximum interval to wait for the completion of an asynchronous I/O operation. If timeout is a zero pointer, aiowait() blocks indefinitely. To effect a poll, the timeout parameter should be non-zero, pointing to a zero-valued timeval structure. The timeval structure is defined in <sys/time.h> and contains the following members: long tv_sec; /* seconds */ long tv_usec; /* and microseconds */ RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, aiowait() returns a pointer to the result structure used when the completed asynchronous I/O operation was requested. Upon failure, aiowait() returns -1 and sets errno to indicate the error. aiowait() returns 0 if the time limit expires. ERRORS
The aiowait() function will fail if: EFAULT The timeout argument points to an address outside the address space of the requesting process. See NOTES. EINTR The execution of aiowait() was interrupted by a signal. EINVAL There are no outstanding asynchronous I/O requests. EINVAL The tv_secs member of the timeval structure pointed to by timeout is less than 0 or the tv_usecs member is greater than the num- ber of seconds in a microsecond. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
aiocancel(3C), aioread(3C), attributes(5) NOTES
The aiowait() function is the only way to dequeue an asynchronous notification. It can be used either inside a SIGIO signal handler or in the main program. One SIGIO signal can represent several queued events. Passing an illegal address as timeout will result in setting errno to EFAULT only if detected by the application process. SunOS 5.11 5 Feb 2008 aiowait(3C)

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