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sys/shm.h — XSI shared memory facility
header shall define the following symbolic
- Attach read-only (else read-write).
- Round attach address to SHMLBA.
- Segment low boundary address multiple.
header shall define the following data types
- Unsigned integer used for the number of current attaches
that must be able to store values at least as large as a type unsigned
header shall define the shmid_ds
which shall include the following members:
struct ipc_perm shm_perm Operation permission structure.
size_t shm_segsz Size of segment in bytes.
pid_t shm_lpid Process ID of last shared memory operation.
pid_t shm_cpid Process ID of creator.
shmatt_t shm_nattch Number of current attaches.
time_t shm_atime Time of last shmat().
time_t shm_dtime Time of last shmdt().
time_t shm_ctime Time of last change by shmctl().
header shall define the pid_t
, and time_t
types as described in
The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros.
Function prototypes shall be provided.
void *shmat(int, const void *, int);
int shmctl(int, int, struct shmid_ds *);
int shmdt(const void *);
int shmget(key_t, size_t, int);
In addition, the <sys/shm.h>
header shall include the
The following sections are informative.
The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1‐2008, shmat()
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Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable
Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue
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Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this
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