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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for mq_unlink (opensolaris section 3c)

mq_unlink(3C)						   Standard C Library Functions 					     mq_unlink(3C)

NAME
mq_unlink - remove a message queue
SYNOPSIS
#include <mqueue.h> int mq_unlink(const char *name);
DESCRIPTION
The mq_unlink() function removes the message queue named by the pathname name. After a successful call to mq_unlink() with name, a call to mq_open(3C) with name fails if the flag O_CREAT is not set in flags. If one or more processes have the message queue open when mq_unlink() is called, destruction of the message queue is postponed until all references to the message queue have been closed. Calls to mq_open(3C) to re-create the message queue may fail until the message queue is actually removed. However, the mq_unlink() call need not block until all references have been closed; it may return immediately.
RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, mq_unlink() returns 0; otherwise, the named message queue is not changed by this function call, the function returns -1 and sets errno to indicate the error.
ERRORS
The mq_unlink() function will fail if: EACCES Permission is denied to unlink the named message queue. ENAMETOOLONG The length of the name string exceeds PATH_MAX, or a pathname component is longer than NAME_MAX while _POSIX_NO_TRUNC is in effect. ENOENT The named message queue, name, does not exist. ENOSYS mq_unlink() is not supported by the system.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Committed | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Standard |See standards(5). | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
mqueue.h(3HEAD), mq_close(3C), mq_open(3C), attributes(5), standards(5)
NOTES
Solaris 2.6 was the first release to support the Asynchronous Input and Output option. Prior to this release, this function always returned -1 and set errno to ENOSYS. SunOS 5.11 5 Feb 2008 mq_unlink(3C)