|PORT_CREATE(3C)||Standard C Library Functions||PORT_CREATE(3C)|
#include <port.h> int port_create(void);
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|PORT_SOURCE_AIO||struct aiocb||aio_read(3C), aio_write(3C), lio_listio(3C)|
PORT_SOURCE_AIO events represent the completion of an asynchronous I/O transaction. An asynchronous I/O transaction is associated with a port by specifying SIGEV_PORT as its notification mechanism. See aio_read(3C), aio_write(3C), lio_listio(3C), and aio.h(3HEAD) for details.
PORT_SOURCE_FD events represent a transition in the poll(2) status of a given file descriptor. Once an event is delivered, the file descriptor is no longer associated with the port. A file descriptor is associated (or re-associated) with a port using the port_associate(3C) function.
PORT_SOURCE_MQ events represent a message queue transition from empty to non-empty. A message queue is associated with a port by specifying SIGEV_PORT as its notification mechanism. See mq_notify(3C) for more information.
PORT_SOURCE_TIMER events represent one or more timer expirations for a given timer. A timer is associated with a port by specifying SIGEV_PORT as its notification mechanism. See timer_create(3C) for more information.
PORT_SOURCE_ALERT events indicate that the port itself is in alert mode. The mode of the port is changed with port_alert(3C).The port_create() function returns a file descriptor that represents a newly created port. The close(2) function destroys the port and frees all allocated resources.
PORT_SOURCE_FILE events represent file/directory status change. Once an event is delivered, the file object associated with the port is no longer active. It has to be reassociated to activate. A file object is associated or reassociated with a port using the port_associate(3C).
As a port is represented by a file descriptor, ports are shared between child and parent processes after fork(). Both can continue to associate sources with the port, both can receive events from the port, and events associated with and/or generated by either process are retrievable in the other. Since some events might not have meaning in both parent and child, care must be taken when using ports after fork().
If a port is exported to other processes, the port is destroyed on last close.
PORT_SOURCE_USER and PORT_SOURCE_ALERT events can be distributed across processes. PORT_SOURCE_FD events can only be shared between processes when child processes inherit opened file decriptors from the parent process. See fork(2). PORT_SOURCE_TIMER and PORT_SOURCE_AIO cannot be shared between processes.
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|April 9, 2016||OmniOS|