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NAME

mq_close - close a message queue descriptor

SYNOPSIS

#include <mqueue.h>

int mq_close(mqd_t mqdes);
Link with -lrt.

DESCRIPTION

mq_close() closes the message queue descriptor mqdes.
If the calling process has attached a notification request (see (mq_notify(3)) to this message queue via mqdes, then this request is removed, and another process can now attach a notification request.

RETURN VALUE

On success mq_close() returns 0; on error, -1 is returned, with errno set to indicate the error.

ERRORS

EBADF The message queue descriptor specified in mqdes is invalid.

ATTRIBUTES

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
Interface Attribute Value
Thread safety MT-Safe

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

NOTES

All open message queues are automatically closed on process termination, or upon execve(2).

COLOPHON

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