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poll.h(0P) POSIX Programmer's Manual poll.h(0P)

PROLOG

This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.
 

NAME

poll.h — definitions for the poll() function

SYNOPSIS

#include <poll.h>

DESCRIPTION

The <poll.h> header shall define the pollfd structure, which shall include at least the following members:
 

int    fd       The following descriptor being polled.
short  events   The input event flags (see below).
short  revents  The output event flags (see below).
The <poll.h> header shall define the following type through typedef:
nfds_t
An unsigned integer type used for the number of file descriptors.
The implementation shall support one or more programming environments in which the width of nfds_t is no greater than the width of type long. The names of these programming environments can be obtained using the confstr() function or the getconf utility.
The <poll.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants, zero or more of which may be OR'ed together to form the events or revents members in the pollfd structure:
POLLIN
Data other than high-priority data may be read without blocking.
POLLRDNORM
Normal data may be read without blocking.
POLLRDBAND
Priority data may be read without blocking.
POLLPRI
High priority data may be read without blocking.
POLLOUT
Normal data may be written without blocking.
POLLWRNORM
Equivalent to POLLOUT.
POLLWRBAND
Priority data may be written.
POLLERR
An error has occurred (revents only).
POLLHUP
Device has been disconnected (revents only).
POLLNVAL
Invalid fd member (revents only).
The significance and semantics of normal, priority, and high-priority data are file and device-specific.
The following shall be declared as a function and may also be defined as a macro. A function prototype shall be provided.
 

int   poll(struct pollfd [], nfds_t, int);
The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE

None.

RATIONALE

None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

SEE ALSO

The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, confstr(), poll()
The Shell and Utilities volume of POSIX.1‐2008, getconf

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .
 
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