#include <linux/aio_abi.h>         /* Defines needed types */
#include <linux/time.h>            /* Defines 'struct timespec' */

int io_getevents(aio_context_t ctx_id, long min_nr, long nr,
                 struct io_event *events, struct timespec *timeout);

Note: There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.


The io_getevents() system call attempts to read at least min_nr events and up to nr events from the completion queue of the AIO context specified by ctx_id. The timeout argument specifies the amount of time to wait for events, where a NULL timeout waits until at least min_nr events have been seen. Note that timeout is relative.


On success, io_getevents() returns the number of events read: 0 if no events are available, or less than min_nr if the timeout has elapsed. For the failure return, see NOTES.



Either events or timeout is an invalid pointer.


ctx_id is invalid. min_nr is out of range or nr is out of range.


Interrupted by a signal handler; see signal(7).


io_getevents() is not implemented on this architecture.


The asynchronous I/O system calls first appeared in Linux 2.5.


io_getevents() is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs that are intended to be portable.


Glibc does not provide a wrapper function for this system call. You could invoke it using syscall(2). But instead, you probably want to use the io_getevents() wrapper function provided by libaio.

Note that the libaio wrapper function uses a different type (io_context_t) for the ctx_id argument. Note also that the libaio wrapper does not follow the usual C library conventions for indicating errors: on error it returns a negated error number (the negative of one of the values listed in ERRORS). If the system call is invoked via syscall(2), then the return value follows the usual conventions for indicating an error: -1, with errno set to a (positive) value that indicates the error.


An invalid ctx_id may cause a segmentation fault instead of generating the error EINVAL.

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