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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for shmdt (opendarwin section 2)

SHMAT(2)			     BSD System Calls Manual				 SHMAT(2)

NAME
     shmat, shmdt -- map/unmap shared memory

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/ipc.h>
     #include <sys/shm.h>

     void *
     shmat(int shmid, void *shmaddr, int shmflg);

     int
     shmdt(void *shmaddr);

DESCRIPTION
     shmat() maps the shared memory segment associated with the shared memory identifier shmid
     into the address space of the calling process. The address at which the segment is mapped is
     determined by the shmaddr parameter. If it is equal to 0, the system will pick an address
     itself.  Otherwise, an attempt is made to map the shared memory segment at the address
     shmaddr specifies. If SHM_RND is set in shmflg, the system will round the address down to a
     multiple of SHMLBA bytes (SHMLBA is defined in <sys/shm.h> ).  A shared memory segment can
     be mapped read-only by specifying the SHM_RDONLY flag in shmflg.  shmdt() unmaps the shared
     memory segment that is currently mapped at shmaddr from the calling process' address space.
     shmaddr must be a value returned by a prior shmat() call. A shared memory segment will
     remain existant until it is removed by a call to shmctl(2) with the IPC_RMID command.

RETURN VALUES
     shmat() returns the address at which the shared memory segment has been mapped into the
     calling process' address space when successful, shmdt() returns 0 on successful completion.
     Otherwise, a value of -1 is returned, and the global variable errno is set to indicate the
     error.

ERRORS
     shmat() will fail if:

     [EACCES]		The calling process has no permission to access this shared memory seg-
			ment.

     [ENOMEM]		There is not enough available data space for the calling process to map
			the shared memory segment.

     [EINVAL]		shmid is not a valid shared memory identifier.	shmaddr specifies an
			illegal address.

     [EMFILE]		The number of shared memory segments has reached the system-wide limit.
     shmdt() will fail if:

     [EINVAL]		shmaddr is not the start address of a mapped shared memory segment.

SEE ALSO
     shmctl(2), shmget(2), mmap(2)

BSD					 August 17, 1995				      BSD


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