AIO_SUSPEND(3C) Standard C Library Functions AIO_SUSPEND(3C)


aio_suspend - wait for asynchronous I/O request


#include <aio.h>

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


The aio_suspend() function suspends 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
returns 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 and is limited to
_AIO_LISTIO_MAX = 4096. Each aiocb structure pointed to will have been
used in initiating an asynchronous I/O request via aio_read(3C),
aio_write(3C), or lio_listio(3C). 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() returns with an error.


If aio_suspend() returns after one or more asynchronous I/O operations
have completed, it returns 0. Otherwise, it returns -1, and sets 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(3C) and
aio_return(3C), respectively.


The aio_suspend() function will fail if:

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

A signal interrupted the aio_suspend() function. Since each
asynchronous I/O operation might provoke a signal when it
completes, this error return can be caused by the completion
of one or more of the very I/O operations being awaited.

The nent argument is less than or equal to 0 or greater than
_AIO_LISTIO_MAX, or the timespec structure pointed to by
timeout is not properly set because tv_sec is less than 0 or
tv_nsec is either less than 0 or greater than 10^9.

There is currently not enough available memory; the
application can try again later.

The aio_suspend() function is not supported by the system.


The aio_suspend() function has a transitional interface for 64-bit file
offsets. See lf64(7).


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

|Interface Stability | Committed |
|MT-Level | Async-Signal-Safe |
|Standard | See standards(7). |


aio_fsync(3C), aio_read(3C), aio_return(3C), aio_write(3C),
lio_listio(3C), aio.h(3HEAD), signal.h(3HEAD), attributes(7), lf64(7),


Solaris 2.6 was the first release to support the Asynchronous Input and
Output option. Prior to this release, this function always returned -1
and set errno to ENOSYS.

December 18, 2008 AIO_SUSPEND(3C)