Bind an interrupt object to a port.


#include <zircon/syscalls.h>

zx_status_t zx_interrupt_bind(zx_handle_t handle,
                              zx_handle_t port_handle,
                              uint64_t key,
                              uint32_t options);


zx_interrupt_bind() binds or unbinds an interrupt object to a port.

An interrupt object may only be bound to a single port and may only be bound once. The interrupt can only bind to a port created with ZX_PORT_BIND_TO_INTERRUPT option.

When a bound interrupt object is triggered, a ZX_PKT_TYPE_INTERRUPT packet will be delivered to the port it is bound to, with the timestamp (relative to ZX_CLOCK_MONOTONIC) of when the interrupt was triggered in the zx_packet_interrupt_t. The key used when binding the interrupt will be present in the key field of the zx_port_packet_t.

If the interrupt being bound is in a triggered state, then a ZX_PKT_TYPE_INTERRUPT packet will be sent to the port the interrupt is being bound to, with the timestamp of when the interrupt was triggered. This packet will need to be processed normally.

To bind to a port pass ZX_INTERRUPT_BIND in options.

To unbind a previously bound port pass ZX_INTERRUPT_UNBIND in options. For unbind the port_handle is required but the key is ignored. Unbinding the port removes previously queued packets to the port.

Before another packet may be delivered, the bound interrupt must be re-armed using the zx_interrupt_ack() syscall. This is (in almost all cases) best done after the interrupt packet has been fully processed. Especially in the case of multiple threads reading packets from a port, if the processing thread re-arms the interrupt and it has triggered, a packet will immediately be delivered to a waiting thread.

Interrupt packets are delivered via a dedicated queue on ports and are higher priority than non-interrupt packets.


handle must be of type ZX_OBJ_TYPE_INTERRUPT and have ZX_RIGHT_READ.

port_handle must be of type ZX_OBJ_TYPE_PORT and have ZX_RIGHT_WRITE.

Return value

zx_interrupt_bind() returns ZX_OK on success. In the event of failure, a negative error value is returned.


ZX_ERR_BAD_HANDLE handle or port_handle is not a valid handle.

ZX_ERR_WRONG_TYPE handle is not an interrupt object or port_handle is not a port object.

ZX_ERR_CANCELED zx_interrupt_destroy() was called on handle.

ZX_ERR_BAD_STATE A thread is waiting on the interrupt using zx_interrupt_wait()

ZX_ERR_ACCESS_DENIED the handle handle lacks ZX_RIGHT_READ or the port_handle handle lacks ZX_RIGHT_WRITE

ZX_ERR_ALREADY_BOUND this interrupt object is already bound.


ZX_ERR_NOT_FOUND the port does not match the bound port.

See also