io_cancel.2: Use syscall(SYS_...); for system calls without a wrapper

In this case there's a wrapper provided by libaio,
but this page documents the raw kernel syscall.

Signed-off-by: Alejandro Colomar <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Kerrisk <>
diff --git a/man2/io_cancel.2 b/man2/io_cancel.2
index e09984e..248fe57 100644
--- a/man2/io_cancel.2
+++ b/man2/io_cancel.2
@@ -9,14 +9,13 @@
 io_cancel \- cancel an outstanding asynchronous I/O operation
-.BR "#include <linux/aio_abi.h>" "          /* Defines needed types */"
+.BR "#include <linux/aio_abi.h>" "    /* Definition of needed types */"
+.BR "#include <sys/syscall.h>" "      /* Definition of " SYS_* " constants */"
+.B #include <unistd.h>
-.BI "int io_cancel(aio_context_t " ctx_id ", struct iocb *" iocb ,
-.BI "              struct io_event *" result );
+.BI "int syscall(SYS_io_cancel, aio_context_t " ctx_id ", struct iocb *" iocb ,
+.BI "            struct io_event *" result );
-.IR Note :
-There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.
 .IR Note :
 this page describes the raw Linux system call interface.
@@ -68,10 +67,7 @@
 is Linux-specific and should not be used
 in programs that are intended to be portable.
-Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call.
-You could invoke it using
-.BR syscall (2).
-But instead, you probably want to use the
+You probably want to use the
 .BR io_cancel ()
 wrapper function provided by