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--- XSI message queue structures
header shall define the following data types through
Used for the number of messages in the message queue.
Used for the number of bytes allowed in a message queue.
These types shall be unsigned integer types that are able to store
values at least as large as a type
header shall define the following symbolic constant as a message
No error if big message.
header shall define the
structure, which shall include the following members:
struct ipc_perm msg_perm Operation permission structure.
msgqnum_t msg_qnum Number of messages currently on queue.
msglen_t msg_qbytes Maximum number of bytes allowed on queue.
pid_t msg_lspid Process ID of last msgsnd().
pid_t msg_lrpid Process ID of last msgrcv().
time_t msg_stime Time of last msgsnd().
time_t msg_rtime Time of last msgrcv().
time_t msg_ctime Time of last change.
header shall define the
types as described in
The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined
as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.
int msgctl(int, int, struct msqid_ds *);
int msgget(key_t, int);
ssize_t msgrcv(int, void *, size_t, long, int);
int msgsnd(int, const void *, size_t, int);
In addition, the
header shall include the
The following sections are informative.
The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1-2008,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
-- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
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