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NAME         top

       aio_init - asynchronous I/O initialization

SYNOPSIS         top

       #define _GNU_SOURCE         /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
       #include <aio.h>

       void aio_init(const struct aioinit *init);

       Link with -lrt.

DESCRIPTION         top

       The GNU-specific aio_init() function allows the caller to provide
       tuning hints to the glibc POSIX AIO implementation.  Use of this
       function is optional, but to be effective, it must be called
       before employing any other functions in the POSIX AIO API.

       The tuning information is provided in the buffer pointed to by
       the argument init.  This buffer is a structure of the following

           struct aioinit {
               int aio_threads;    /* Maximum number of threads */
               int aio_num;        /* Number of expected simultaneous
                                      requests */
               int aio_locks;      /* Not used */
               int aio_usedba;     /* Not used */
               int aio_debug;      /* Not used */
               int aio_numusers;   /* Not used */
               int aio_idle_time;  /* Number of seconds before idle thread
                                      terminates (since glibc 2.2) */
               int aio_reserved;

       The following fields are used in the aioinit structure:

              This field specifies the maximum number of worker threads
              that may be used by the implementation.  If the number of
              outstanding I/O operations exceeds this limit, then excess
              operations will be queued until a worker thread becomes
              free.  If this field is specified with a value less than
              1, the value 1 is used.  The default value is 20.

              This field should specify the maximum number of
              simultaneous I/O requests that the caller expects to
              enqueue.  If a value less than 32 is specified for this
              field, it is rounded up to 32.  The default value is 64.

              This field specifies the amount of time in seconds that a
              worker thread should wait for further requests before
              terminating, after having completed a previous request.
              The default value is 1.

VERSIONS         top

       The aio_init() function is available since glibc 2.1.

CONFORMING TO         top

       This function is a GNU extension.

SEE ALSO         top


COLOPHON         top

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