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epoll_create, epoll_create1 - open an epoll file descriptor
int epoll_create(int size);
int epoll_create1(int flags);
epoll_create() opens an epoll file descriptor by requesting the kernel
to allocate an event backing store dimensioned for size descriptors.
The size is not the maximum size of the backing store but just a hint
to the kernel about how to dimension internal structures. (Nowadays,
size is ignored; see NOTES below.)
The returned file descriptor is used for all the subsequent calls to
the epoll interface. The file descriptor returned by epoll_create()
must be closed by using close(2).
If flags is 0, then, other than the fact that the obsolete flags
argument is dropped, epoll_create1() is the same as epoll_create().
The following value can be included in flags to obtain different
Set the close-on-exec (FD_CLOEXEC) flag on the new file
descriptor. See the description of the O_CLOEXEC flag in
open(2) for reasons why this may be useful.
On success, these system calls return a non-negative file descriptor.
On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set to indicate the error.
EINVAL size is not positive.
EINVAL (epoll_create1()) Invalid value specified in flags.
ENFILE The system limit on the total number of open files has been
ENOMEM There was insufficient memory to create the kernel object.
epoll_create() is Linux-specific, and was introduced in kernel 2.5.44.
Since Linux 2.6.8, the size argument is unused. (The kernel
dynamically sizes the required data structures without needing this
close(2), epoll_ctl(2), epoll_wait(2), epoll(7)
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