The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6
IEEE Std 1003.1, 2004 Edition
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aio_return - retrieve return status of an asynchronous I/O operation (REALTIME)


[AIO] [Option Start] #include <aio.h>

ssize_t aio_return(struct aiocb *
aiocbp); [Option End]


The aio_return() function shall return the return status associated with the aiocb structure referenced by the aiocbp argument. The return status for an asynchronous I/O operation is the value that would be returned by the corresponding read(), write(), or fsync() function call. If the error status for the operation is equal to [EINPROGRESS], then the return status for the operation is undefined. The aio_return() function may be called exactly once to retrieve the return status of a given asynchronous operation; thereafter, if the same aiocb structure is used in a call to aio_return() or aio_error(), an error may be returned. When the aiocb structure referred to by aiocbp is used to submit another asynchronous operation, then aio_return() may be successfully used to retrieve the return status of that operation.


If the asynchronous I/O operation has completed, then the return status, as described for read(), write(), and fsync(), shall be returned. If the asynchronous I/O operation has not yet completed, the results of aio_return() are undefined.


The aio_return() function may fail if:

The aiocbp argument does not refer to an asynchronous operation whose return status has not yet been retrieved.

The following sections are informative.




The aio_return() function is part of the Asynchronous Input and Output option and need not be available on all implementations.






aio_cancel(), aio_error(), aio_fsync(), aio_read(), aio_write(), close(), exec(), exit(), fork(), lio_listio(), lseek(), read(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <aio.h>


First released in Issue 5. Included for alignment with the POSIX Realtime Extension.

Issue 6

The [ENOSYS] error condition has been removed as stubs need not be provided if an implementation does not support the Asynchronous Input and Output option.

The APPLICATION USAGE section is added.

The [EINVAL] error condition is made optional. This is for consistency with the DESCRIPTION.

End of informative text.

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