epoll_create1


SYNOPSIS
       #include <sys/epoll.h>

       int epoll_create(int size);
       int epoll_create1(int flags);

DESCRIPTION
       epoll_create()  creates  an  epoll(7) instance.  Since Linux 2.6.8, the
       size argument is ignored, but must be  greater  than  zero;  see  NOTES
       below.

       epoll_create()  returns  a  file  descriptor referring to the new epoll
       instance.  This file descriptor is used for all the subsequent calls to
       the  epoll  interface.   When  no  longer required, the file descriptor
       returned by epoll_create() should be closed by  using  close(2).   When
       all  file  descriptors referring to an epoll instance have been closed,
       the kernel destroys the instance and releases the associated  resources
       for reuse.

   epoll_create1()
       If  flags  is 0, then, other than the fact that the obsolete size argu-
       ment is dropped, epoll_create1() is the same  as  epoll_create().   The
       following value can be included in flags to obtain different behavior:

       EPOLL_CLOEXEC
              Set the close-on-exec (FD_CLOEXEC) flag on the new file descrip-
              tor.  See the description of the O_CLOEXEC flag in  open(2)  for
              reasons why this may be useful.

RETURN VALUE
       On  success,  these  system calls return a nonnegative file descriptor.
       On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set to indicate the error.

ERRORS
       EINVAL size is not positive.

       EINVAL (epoll_create1()) Invalid value specified in flags.

       EMFILE The per-user limit on the number of epoll instances  imposed  by
              /proc/sys/fs/epoll/max_user_instances   was   encountered.   See
              epoll(7) for further details.

       ENFILE The system limit on the total number  of  open  files  has  been
              reached.

       ENOMEM There was insufficient memory to create the kernel object.

VERSIONS
       epoll_create() was added to the kernel in version 2.6.  Library support
       is provided in glibc starting with version 2.3.2.

       epoll_create1() was added to the kernel  in  version  2.6.27.   Library
       support is provided in glibc starting with version 2.9.
       cally sizes the required data structures without needing the hint), but
       size  must still be greater than zero, in order to ensure backward com-
       patibility when new epoll applications are run on older kernels.

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

COLOPHON
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