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aio_cancel - cancel an outstanding asynchronous I/O request


#include <aio.h>

int aio_cancel(int fd, struct aiocb *aiocbp);


The aio_cancel() function attempts to cancel outstanding asynchronous I/O requests for the file descriptor fd. If aiocbp is NULL, all such requests are cancelled. Otherwise, only the request described by the control block pointed to by aiocbp is cancelled.

Normal asynchronous notification occurs for cancelled requests. The request return status is set to -1, and the request error status is set to ECANCELED. The control block of requests that cannot be cancelled is not changed.

If aiocbp is not NULL, and fd differs from the file descriptor with which the asynchronous operation was initiated, unspecified results occur.

Which operations are cancelable is implementation-defined.

Return Value

This function returns AIO_CANCELED if all requests were successfully cancelled. It returns AIO_NOTCANCELED when at least one of the requests specified was not cancelled because it was in progress. In this case one may check the status of individual requests using aio_error(3) . This function returns AIO_ALLDONE when all requests had been completed already before this call. When some error occurs, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.


EBADF fd is not a valid file descriptor.

Conforming to


See Also

aio_error(3) , aio_fsync(3) , aio_read(3) , aio_return(3) , aio_suspend(3) , aio_write(3)

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