Asynchronously synchronize a file
#include <aio.h> int aio_fsync( int op, struct aiocb * aiocbptr );
Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.
The aio_fsync() function asynchronously forces all I/O operations associated with the file indicated by the file descriptor to the synchronized I/O completion state.
If the function succeeds, only the I/O operations that were queued at the time of the call are guaranteed to have been completed. The completion of subsequent I/O on the file descriptor isn't guaranteed to be completed in a synchronized fashion. If the operation that aio_fsync() queues fails, outstanding I/O operations aren't guaranteed to have been completed.
You can pass the aiocbptr argument to aio_error() or aio_return() to determine the error status and return status for the asynchronous operation.
0 if the I/O operation was successfully queued, or -1 if an error occurred (errno is set).
If any of the queued I/O operations failed, aio_fsync() returns the error condition defined for read() and write(). The error is returned in the error status for the asynchronous fsync() operation, which you can retrieve by using aio_error().
POSIX 1003.1 AIO
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.
aio_cancel(), aio_error(), aio_read(), aio_return(), aio_suspend(), aio_write(), aiocb, fdatasync(), fsync(), read(), write()