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miniasync: Mini Asynchronous Library

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⚠️ Discontinuation of the project

The miniasync project will no longer be maintained by Intel.

  • Intel has ceased development and contributions including, but not limited to, maintenance, bug fixes, new releases, or updates, to this project.
  • Intel no longer accepts patches to this project.
  • If you have an ongoing need to use this project, are interested in independently developing it, or would like to maintain patches for the open source software community, please create your own fork of this project.
  • You will find more information here.


The Mini Library for Asynchronous Programming in C is a C low-level concurrency library for asynchronous functions. For more information, see



  • C compiler
  • cmake >= 3.3
  • pkg_config

First, you have to create a build directory. From there you have to prepare the compilation using CMake. The final build step is just a make command.

$ mkdir build && cd build
$ cmake ..
$ make -j

CMake standard options

List of options provided by CMake:

Name Description Values Default
BUILD_EXAMPLES Build the examples ON/OFF ON
BUILD_TESTS Build the tests ON/OFF ON
COVERAGE Run coverage test ON/OFF OFF
DEVELOPER_MODE Enable developer checks ON/OFF OFF
CHECK_CSTYLE Check code style of C sources ON/OFF OFF
TRACE_TESTS More verbose test outputs ON/OFF OFF
USE_ASAN Enable AddressSanitizer ON/OFF OFF
USE_UBSAN Enable UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer ON/OFF OFF
TESTS_USE_VALGRIND Enable tests with valgrind ON/OFF ON
TEST_DIR Working directory for tests dir path ./build/tests
CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE Choose the type of build None/Debug/Release/RelWithDebInfo Debug
COMPILE_DML Compile DML implementation of miniasync ON/OFF OFF


The miniasync library can be found in the build/src directory. You can also run the examples from the build/examples directory.


After completing the building step, you can run tests by invoking: make test -j or ctest.

To get more verbose output on failure, you can invoke: ctest --output-on-failure.

Tests using Valgrind are switched on by default. To switch them off use: cmake -DTESTS_USE_VALGRIND=OFF ...

The option necessary to run tests BUILD_TESTS is set to ON by default.

Building packages

In order to build 'rpm' or 'deb' packages you should issue the following commands:

$ mkdir build && cd build
$ make package

where $GEN is a type of package generator: RPM or DEB.

CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX must be set to a destination where packages will be installed.

Contact Us

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