AIO_CANCEL(2) BSD System Calls Manual AIO_CANCEL(2)NAMEaio_cancel — cancel an outstanding asynchronous I/O operation (REALTIME)
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
aio_cancel(int fildes, struct aiocb *iocb);
The aio_cancel() system call cancels the outstanding asynchronous I/O
request for the file descriptor specified in fildes. If iocb is speci‐
fied, only that specific asynchronous I/O request is cancelled.
Normal asynchronous notification occurs for cancelled requests. Requests
complete with an error result of ECANCELED.
The aio_cancel() system call does not cancel asynchronous I/O requests
for raw disk devices. The aio_cancel() system call will always return
AIO_NOTCANCELED for file descriptors associated with raw disk devices.
The aio_cancel() system call returns -1 to indicate an error, or one of
All outstanding requests meeting the criteria specified
Some requests were not cancelled, status for the requests
should be checked with aio_error(2).
All of the requests meeting the criteria have finished.
An error return from aio_cancel() indicates:
[EBADF] The fildes argument is an invalid file descriptor.
SEE ALSOaio_error(2), aio_read(2), aio_return(2), aio_suspend(2), aio_write(2),
The aio_cancel() system call is expected to conform to the IEEE Std
1003.1 (“POSIX.1”) standard.
The aio_cancel() system call first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0. The first
functional implementation of aio_cancel() appeared in FreeBSD 4.0.
This manual page was originally written by Wes Peters ⟨email@example.com⟩.
Christopher M Sedore ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩ updated it when
aio_cancel() was implemented for FreeBSD 4.0.
BSD January 19, 2000 BSD