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--- wait for an asynchronous I/O request
int aio_suspend(const struct aiocb *const list, int nent,
const struct timespec *timeout);
function shall suspend the calling thread until at least one of the
asynchronous I/O operations referenced by the
argument has completed, until a signal interrupts the function, or, if
is not NULL, until the time interval specified by
has passed. If any of the
structures in the list correspond to completed asynchronous I/O
operations (that is, the error status for the operation is not equal to
at the time of the call, the function shall return without suspending
the calling thread. The
argument is an array of pointers to asynchronous I/O control blocks.
argument indicates the number of elements in the array. Each
structure pointed to has been used in initiating an asynchronous
I/O request via
This array may contain null pointers, which are ignored. If this array
contains pointers that refer to
structures that have not been used in submitting asynchronous I/O, the
effect is undefined.
If the time interval indicated in the
structure pointed to by
passes before any of the I/O operations referenced by
are completed, then
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.
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
to indicate the error.
The application may determine which asynchronous I/O completed by
scanning the associated error and return status using
function shall fail if:
No asynchronous I/O indicated in the list referenced by
completed in the time interval indicated by
A signal interrupted the
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
The following sections are informative.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
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