mqueue.h (0p)

PROLOG

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NAME

mqueue.h — message queues ( REALTIME)

SYNOPSIS

#include <mqueue.h>

DESCRIPTION

The <mqueue.h> header shall define the mqd_t type, which is used for message queue descriptors. This is not an array type.
The <mqueue.h> header shall define the pthread_attr_t, size_t, and ssize_t types as described in <sys/types.h>.
The <mqueue.h> header shall define the struct timespec structure as described in <time.h>.
The tag sigevent shall be declared as naming an incomplete structure type, the contents of which are described in the <signal.h> header.
The <mqueue.h> header shall define the mq_attr structure, which is used in getting and setting the attributes of a message queue. Attributes are initially set when the message queue is created. An mq_attr structure shall have at least the following fields:
 

long mq_flags Message queue flags.
long mq_maxmsg Maximum number of messages.
long mq_msgsize Maximum message size.
long mq_curmsgs Number of messages currently queued.
The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.
 

int mq_close(mqd_t);
int mq_getattr(mqd_t, struct mq_attr *);
int mq_notify(mqd_t, const struct sigevent *);
mqd_t mq_open(const char *, int, ...);
ssize_t mq_receive(mqd_t, char *, size_t, unsigned *);
int mq_send(mqd_t, const char *, size_t, unsigned);
int mq_setattr(mqd_t, const struct mq_attr *restrict,
 struct mq_attr *restrict);
ssize_t mq_timedreceive(mqd_t, char *restrict, size_t,
 unsigned *restrict, const struct timespec *restrict);
int mq_timedsend(mqd_t, const char *, size_t, unsigned,
 const struct timespec *);
int mq_unlink(const char *);
Inclusion of the <mqueue.h> header may make visible symbols defined in the headers <fcntl.h>, <signal.h>, and <time.h>.
The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE

None.

RATIONALE

None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

SEE ALSO

<fcntl.h>, <signal.h>, <sys_types.h>, <time.h>
The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, mq_close(), mq_getattr(), mq_notify(), mq_open(), mq_receive(), mq_send(), mq_setattr(), mq_unlink()

Information

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January 1, 2013
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March 3, 2018
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March 4, 2018