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Old 06-04-2002
Data Problem with aio_write() function


How to execute a call back function after aio_write() or aio_read() in Sun Solaris 5.7?

I have filled the control block struct aiocb as follows:
aio_sigevent.sigev_signo = SIGEV
aio_sigevent.sigev_notify = SIGEV_THREAD

Then I have filled the call back function in
aio_sigevent.sigev_notify_function and the argument in sigev_value.

But, this does not execute the call back function though the asynchronous write is completed in the file.

Can someone explain why this is happening & how to correct it ?

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

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 descrip- tion of the aiocb structure.) If O_APPEND is not set, the data is written starting at the absolute position aiocbp->aio_offset, regardless of the 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 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. ATTRIBUTES
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7). +------------+---------------+---------+ |Interface | Attribute | Value | +------------+---------------+---------+ |aio_write() | Thread safety | MT-Safe | +------------+---------------+---------+ 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 4.15 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at 2017-09-15 AIO_WRITE(3)