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.TH IBV_CREATE_COMP_CHANNEL 3 2006-10-31 libibverbs "Libibverbs Programmer's Manual"
ibv_create_comp_channel, ibv_destroy_comp_channel \- create or
destroy a completion event channel
.B #include <infiniband/verbs.h>
.BI "struct ibv_comp_channel *ibv_create_comp_channel(struct ibv_context
.BI " " "*context" );
.BI "int ibv_destroy_comp_channel(struct ibv_comp_channel " "*channel" );
.B ibv_create_comp_channel()
creates a completion event channel for the RDMA device context
.I context\fR.
.B ibv_destroy_comp_channel()
destroys the completion event channel
.I channel\fR.
.B ibv_create_comp_channel()
returns a pointer to the created completion event channel, or NULL if the request fails.
.B ibv_destroy_comp_channel()
returns 0 on success, or the value of errno on failure (which indicates the failure reason).
A "completion channel" is an abstraction introduced by libibverbs that
does not exist in the InfiniBand Architecture verbs specification or
RDMA Protocol Verbs Specification. A completion channel is
essentially file descriptor that is used to deliver completion
notifications to a userspace process. When a completion event is
generated for a completion queue (CQ), the event is delivered via the
completion channel attached to that CQ. This may be useful to steer
completion events to different threads by using multiple completion
.B ibv_destroy_comp_channel()
fails if any CQs are still associated with the completion event
channel being destroyed.
.BR ibv_open_device (3),
.BR ibv_create_cq (3),
.BR ibv_get_cq_event (3)
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