man pages section 3: Basic Library Functions

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Updated: July 2014
 
 

aiocancel(3C)

Name

aiocancel - cancel an asynchronous operation

Synopsis

#include <sys/asynch.h>

int aiocancel(aio_result_t *resultp);

Description

aiocancel() cancels the asynchronous operation associated with the result buffer pointed to by resultp. It may not be possible to immediately cancel an operation which is in progress and in this case, aiocancel() will not wait to cancel it.

Upon successful completion, aiocancel() returns 0 and the requested operation is cancelled. The application will not receive the SIGIO completion signal for an asynchronous operation that is successfully cancelled.

Return Values

Upon successful completion, aiocancel() returns 0. Upon failure, aiocancel() returns −1 and sets errno to indicate the error.

Errors

aiocancel() will fail if any of the following are true:

EACCES

The parameter resultp does not correspond to any outstanding asynchronous operation, although there is at least one currently outstanding.

EFAULT

resultp points to an address outside the address space of the requesting process. See NOTES.

EINVAL

There are not any outstanding requests to cancel.

Attributes

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
MT-Level
Safe

See Also

aioread(3C), aiowait(3C), attributes(5)

Notes

Passing an illegal address as resultp will result in setting errno to EFAULT only if it is detected by the application process.