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|MSGGET(2)||System Calls Manual||MSGGET(2)|
get message queue
LIBRARY¶Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
msgget(key_t key, int msgflg);
msgget() function returns the message queue identifier associated with key. A message queue identifier is a unique integer greater than zero. A message queue is created if either key is equal to
IPC_PRIVATE, or key does not have a message queue identifier associated with it, and the
IPC_CREATbit is set in msgflg. If a new message queue is created, the data structure associated with it (the msqid_ds structure, see msgctl(2)) is initialized as follows:
- msg_perm.cuid and msg_perm.uid are set to the effective uid of the calling process.
- msg_perm.gid and msg_perm.cgid are set to the effective gid of the calling process.
- msg_perm.mode is set to the lower 9 bits of msgflg.
- msg_cbytes, msg_qnum, msg_lspid, msg_lrpid, msg_rtime, and msg_stime are set to 0.
- msg_qbytes is set to the system wide
maximum value for the number of bytes in a queue
- msg_ctime is set to the current time.
RETURN VALUES¶Upon successful completion a positive message queue identifier is returned. Otherwise, -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.
- A message queue is already associated with key and the caller has no permission to access it.
IPC_EXCLare set in msgflg, and a message queue is already associated with key.
- A new message queue could not be created because the system limit for the number of message queues has been reached.
IPC_CREATwas not set in msgflg and no message queue associated with key was found.
SEE ALSO¶msgctl(2), msgrcv(2), msgsnd(2)
HISTORY¶Message queues appeared in the first release of AT&T System V UNIX.
|July 9, 2009||Debian|