eventfd_signal — Adds n to the eventfd counter.


__u64 eventfd_signal (struct eventfd_ctx * ctx,
 __u64 n);


struct eventfd_ctx * ctx

[in] Pointer to the eventfd context.

__u64 n

[in] Value of the counter to be added to the eventfd internal counter. The value cannot be negative.


This function is supposed to be called by the kernel in paths that do not allow sleeping. In this function we allow the counter to reach the ULLONG_MAX value, and we signal this as overflow condition by returning a POLLERR to poll(2).

Returns the amount by which the counter was incremented. This will be less than n if the counter has overflowed.