Cancel an asynchronous I/O operation
#include <aio.h> int aio_cancel( int fd, struct aiocb * aiocbptr );
- The file descriptor for which you want to cancel asynchronous I/O requests.
- A pointer to an asynchronous I/O control block of type aiocb for the request you want to cancel, or NULL if you want to cancel all requests against the file descriptor.
Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.
The aio_cancel() function attempts to cancel one or more asynchronous I/O requests currently outstanding against a file descriptor.
Normal asynchronous notification occurs for asynchronous I/O operations that are successfully canceled. If there are requests that can't be canceled, then the normal asynchronous completion process takes place for those requests when they're completed.
The error status that's associated with requested operations that are successfully canceled is set to ECANCELED, and the return status is -1. The aio_cancel() function doesn't modify the aiocb structures for requested operations that aren't successfully canceled.
If aiocbptr isn't NULL, aio_cancel() ignores the fildes argument and attempts to cancel the I/O operation specified by the aiocb control block. The operation isn't cancelled if it's already in progress.
- The requested operation(s) were canceled.
- At least one of the requested operations couldn't be canceled because it
was in progress.
A return value of AIO_NOTCANCELED doesn't indicate the state of any other operations referenced in the call to aio_cancel(). To determine their status, use aio_error().
- All of the operations have already been completed.
- An error occurred; errno is set.
The first time you call an aio_* function, a thread pool is created, making your process multithreaded if it isn't already. The thread pool isn't destroyed until your process ends.
Last modified: 2014-06-24