Remove a queue
#include <mqueue.h> int mq_unlink( const char* name );
- The name of the message queue that you want to unlink.
- For the traditional implementation, libc
Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.
- For the alternate implementation using asynchronous messages,
Use the -l mq option to qcc to link against this library.
The mq_unlink() function removes the queue with the given name.
|Neutrino supports two implementations of message queues: a traditional implementation, and an alternate one that uses asynchronous messages. For more information, see the entry for mq and mqueue in the Utilities Reference.|
If some process has the queue open when the call to mq_unlink() is made, then the actual deletion of the queue is postponed until it has been closed. If a queue exists in the netherworld between unlinking and the actual removal of the queue, then all calls to open a queue with the given name fail (even if O_CREAT is present in oflag). Once the queue is deleted, all elements currently on it are freed. Due to the lazy deletion of queues, it's impossible for any process to be blocked on the message queue when it's deleted.
Calling unlink() with a name that resolves to the message queue server's namespace (e.g. /dev/mqueue/my_queue) is analogous to calling mq_unlink() with name set to the last elements of the pathname (e.g. my_queue).
-1 if the queue wasn't successfully unlinked (errno is set). Any other value indicates that the queue was successfully unlinked.
- You don't have permission to unlink the specified queue.
- Too many levels of symbolic links or prefixes.
- The length of name exceeds PATH_MAX.
- The queue name doesn't exist.
- The mq_unlink() function isn't implemented for the filesystem specified in path.
mq, mqueue in the Utilities Reference