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Old 12-29-2011
[Solved] how to send an integer via message queue?

how can i send an integer via message queue?
i try this, but it doesn't work, child process receive 13345943 instead of 5
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/msg.h>
#include <sys/ipc.h>
#include <sys/sem.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <wait.h>
#include <mqueue.h>
#define SEMPERM 0600

typedef union _semun {
    int val;
    struct semid_ds *buf;
    unsigned short *array;
int initsem (key_t semkey){
    int status=0, semid;
    semid=semget(semkey, 1 , SEMPERM | IPC_CREAT | IPC_EXCL);
    if (semid==-1){
        if (errno==EEXIST){semid=semget(semkey,1,0);}
    } else {
        semun arg;
    if ((semid==-1) || (status==-1)){
        perror("initsem fallita");
        return (-1);
    return (semid);
int waitSem(int semid){
    struct sembuf wait_buf;
    if (semop(semid,&wait_buf, 1)==-1){
        perror("waitSem Fallita");
    return 0;

int signalSem (int semid){
    struct sembuf signal_buf;
    if (semop(semid,&signal_buf,1)==-1){
        perror("signalSem fallita");
    return 0;
int main(){
    pid_t child;
    key_t keymsg=33;
    int id,retval;
    struct my_msg{
        long mtype;
        int mint;
    if (id<0){
        perror("error created queue main");
    int a=5;
        perror("error send main");
        perror("Error fork");
    else if(child==0){
        int retval2,ad,b;
            perror("Error created queue");
        if (retval2<0){
            perror("error rcv msg");
        printf("\nb= %d\n",b);
            perror("error remove queue");
    return 0;

Last edited by tafazzi87; 12-29-2011 at 11:22 AM..
# 2  
Old 12-29-2011
One mistake I notice straight-off is:


The size parameter is in bytes, so it should be sizeof(receive) - your current code allows only a single byte to be received.
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# 3  
Old 12-29-2011
thanks a lot now it works very well
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