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EPOLL_CREATE(2)		   Linux Programmer's Manual	       EPOLL_CREATE(2)

       epoll_create, epoll_create1 - open an epoll file descriptor

       #include <sys/epoll.h>

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

       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

       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.

       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:

	      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.

       On  success,  these  system calls return a nonnegative 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.

       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.

       EMFILE The per-process limit on the number of open file descriptors has
	      been reached.

       ENFILE The system-wide limit on the total number of open files has been

       ENOMEM There was insufficient memory to create the kernel object.

       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.

       epoll_create() is Linux-specific.

       In  the	initial	 epoll_create()	 implementation,  the  size   argument
       informed	 the  kernel of the number of file descriptors that the caller
       expected to add to the epoll instance.  The kernel used	this  informa-
       tion  as a hint for the amount of space to initially allocate in inter-
       nal data structures describing events.  (If necessary, the kernel would
       allocate	 more  space  if the caller's usage exceeded the hint given in
       size.)  Nowadays, this hint is no longer required (the  kernel  dynami-
       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.

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

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