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EPOLL_CREATE

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2004-06-17
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NAME

epoll_create - open an epoll file descriptor  

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/epoll.h>

int epoll_create(int size)  

DESCRIPTION

Open an epoll file descriptor by requesting the kernel allocate an event backing store dimensioned for size descriptors. The size is not the maximum size of the backing store but just a hint to the kernel about how to dimension internal structures. The returned file descriptor will be used for all the subsequent calls to the epoll interface. The file descriptor returned by epoll_create(2) must be closed by using close(2).  

RETURN VALUE

When successful, epoll_create(2) returns a non-negative integer identifying the descriptor. When an error occurs, epoll_create(2) returns -1 and errno is set appropriately.  

ERRORS

EINVAL
size is not positive.
ENFILE
The system limit on the total number of open files has been reached.
ENOMEM
There was insufficient memory to create the kernel object.
 

CONFORMING TO

epoll_create(2) is Linux specific, and was introduced in kernel 2.5.44.  

SEE ALSO

close(2), epoll_ctl(2), epoll_wait(2), epoll(7)


 

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