Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (3P)
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--- close a message queue
int mq_close(mqd_t mqdes);
function shall remove the association between the message queue
and its message queue. The results of using this message queue
descriptor after successful return from this
and until the return of this message queue descriptor from a subsequent
If the process has successfully attached a notification request to the
message queue via this
this attachment shall be removed, and the message queue is available
for another process to attach for notification.
Upon successful completion, the
function shall return a value of zero; otherwise, the function shall
return a value of -1 and set
to indicate the error.
function shall fail if:
argument is not a valid message queue descriptor.
The following sections are informative.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
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