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FreeBSD 11.0 - man page for msgget (freebsd section 2)

MSGGET(2)						      BSD System Calls Manual							 MSGGET(2)

NAME
msgget -- get message queue
LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/ipc.h> #include <sys/msg.h> int msgget(key_t key, int msgflg);
DESCRIPTION
The 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_CREAT bit 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: o msg_perm.cuid and msg_perm.uid are set to the effective uid of the calling process. o msg_perm.gid and msg_perm.cgid are set to the effective gid of the calling process. o msg_perm.mode is set to the lower 9 bits of msgflg. o msg_cbytes, msg_qnum, msg_lspid, msg_lrpid, msg_rtime, and msg_stime are set to 0. o msg_qbytes is set to the system wide maximum value for the number of bytes in a queue (MSGMNB). o 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.
ERRORS
[EACCES] A message queue is already associated with key and the caller has no permission to access it. [EEXIST] Both IPC_CREAT and IPC_EXCL are set in msgflg, and a message queue is already associated with key. [ENOSPC] A new message queue could not be created because the system limit for the number of message queues has been reached. [ENOENT] IPC_CREAT was 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.
BSD
July 9, 2009 BSD

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