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mq_setattr -- set message queue attributes (REALTIME)
POSIX Real-time Library (librt, -lrt)
mq_setattr(mqd_t mqdes, const struct mq_attr *restrict mqstat,
struct mq_attr *restrict omqstat);
The mq_setattr() function sets attributes associated with the open mes-
sage queue description referenced by the message queue descriptor speci-
fied by mqdes.
The message queue attributes corresponding to the following members
defined in the mq_attr structure will be set to the specified values upon
successful completion of mq_setattr():
mq_flags The value of this member is the bitwise-logical OR of zero or
more of O_NONBLOCK and any implementation-defined flags.
The values of the mq_maxmsg, mq_msgsize, and mq_curmsgs members of the
mq_attr structure will be ignored by mq_setattr().
If omqstat is non-NULL, the mq_setattr() function will store, in the
location referenced by omqstat the previous message queue attributes and
the current queue status. These values are the same as would be returned
by a call to mq_getattr(3) at that point.
Upon successful completion, the mq_setattr() function returns zero and
the attributes of the message queue will have been changed as specified.
Otherwise, the message queue attributes are unchanged, and the function
returns a value of -1 and sets the global variable errno to indicate the
The mq_setattr() function fails if:
[EBADF] The mqdes argument is not a valid message queue
This function conforms to the IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'') stan-
This function first appeared in NetBSD 5.0.
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
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