Introduction to libaio

The libaio package is an asynchronous I/O facility ("async I/O", or "aio") that has a richer API and capability set than the simple POSIX async I/O facility. This library, libaio, provides the Linux-native API for async I/O. The POSIX async I/O facility requires this library in order to provide kernel-accelerated async I/O capabilities, as do applications which require the Linux-native async I/O API.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

Installation of libaio

First, disable the installation of the static library:

sed -i '/install.*libaio.a/s/^/#/' src/Makefile

Build libaio by running the following command:


To test the results, issue: make partcheck.

Now, install the package as the root user:

make install


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Short Descriptions

is the libaio library