|Linux Standard Base Core Specification 4.0|
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The interface epoll_wait() shall wait for events on the epoll file descriptor specified by the parameter epfd.
Upon success, the output
parameter events shall
refer to an area of memory containing epoll_event structures
available to the caller.
data members of these structures
shall contain the data set by the
user with the interface epoll_ctl().
shall contain the event bit field that was returned.
The parameter maxevents shall specify the maximum number of events that epoll_wait() may return in the output parameter events. The value of this parameter should be greater than 0.
The parameter timeout shall specify the maximum number of milliseconds that epoll_wait() shall wait for events. If the value of this parameter is 0, then epoll_wait() shall return immediately, even if no events are available, in which case the return code shall be 0. If the value of timeout is -1, then epoll_wait() shall block until either a requested event occurs or the call is interrupted.
On success, epoll_wait() shall return the number of file descriptors that are ready for the I/O that was requested, or else 0 if no descriptors became ready during timeout.
On failure, epoll_wait() shall return
-1 and set
The parameter epfd is not a valid file descriptor.
The area of memory referenced by the parameter events cannot be accessed with write permissions.
The call was interrupted by a signal handler before the timeout expired or any requested event took place.
The parameter epfd is not a valid epoll file descriptor, or else the parameter maxevents is less than or equal to 0.
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