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From: Laurent Vivier <Laurent.Vivier@bull.net>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Cc: "Sébastien Dugué" <sebastien.dugue@bull.net>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-aio <linux-aio@kvack.org>,
	"Bharata B Rao" <bharata@in.ibm.com>,
	"Christoph Hellwig" <hch@infradead.org>,
	"Suparna Bhattacharya" <suparna@in.ibm.com>,
	"Ulrich Drepper" <drepper@redhat.com>,
	"Zach Brown" <zach.brown@oracle.com>,
	"Jean Pierre Dion" <jean-pierre.dion@bull.net>,
	"Badari Pulavarty" <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH -mm 5/5][AIO] - Add listio syscall support
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 10:52:58 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <45B72C7A.90803@bull.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070123215318.beddfdf7.akpm@osdl.org>

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Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:55:54 +0100
> Sébastien Dugué <sebastien.dugue@bull.net> wrote:
> 
>> +struct lio_event *lio_create(struct sigevent __user *user_event,
>> +			int mode)
>> +{
>> +	int ret = 0;
>> +	struct lio_event *lio = NULL;
>> +
>> +	if (unlikely((mode == LIO_NOWAIT) && !user_event))
>> +		return lio;
>> +
>> +	lio = kzalloc(sizeof(*lio), GFP_KERNEL);
>> +
>> +	if (!lio)
>> +		return ERR_PTR(-EAGAIN);
>> +
> 
> Why EAGAIN and not ENOMEM?

According to the POSIX AIO specifications:

"ERRORS:
...
[EAGAIN]
    The resources necessary to queue all the I/O requests were not available. "

I think memory is "a resource necessary to queue all the I/O requests"...

http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/functions/lio_listio.html

Regards,
Laurent
-- 
------------- Laurent.Vivier@bull.net  --------------
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  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-24  9:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20070117104601.36b2ab18@frecb000686>
2007-01-17  9:48 ` [PATCH -mm 1/5][AIO] - Rework compat_sys_io_submit Sébastien Dugué
2007-01-17  9:48 ` [PATCH -mm 2/5][AIO] - fix aio.h includes Sébastien Dugué
2007-01-17  9:49 ` [PATCH -mm 3/5][AIO] - Make good_sigevent non-static Sébastien Dugué
2007-01-17  9:50 ` [PATCH -mm 4/5][AIO] - AIO completion signal notification Sébastien Dugué
2007-01-24  5:35   ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-24 11:11     ` Sébastien Dugué
2007-01-25  5:42       ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-01-25  8:46         ` Sébastien Dugué
2007-01-17  9:55 ` [PATCH -mm 5/5][AIO] - Add listio syscall support Sébastien Dugué
2007-01-24  5:50   ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-24 11:51     ` Sébastien Dugué
2007-01-24  5:53   ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-24  9:52     ` Laurent Vivier [this message]
2007-01-24 11:53       ` Sébastien Dugué
2007-01-24  6:04   ` Andrew Morton
2007-01-24 12:02     ` Sébastien Dugué
2007-01-24 18:16     ` Bharata B Rao

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