Send a message to a message queue
#include <mqueue.h> #include <time.h> int mq_timedsend( mqd_t mqdes, const char * msg_ptr, size_t msg_len, unsigned int msg_prio, const struct timespec * abs_timeout ); int mq_timedsend_monotonic( mqd_t mqdes, const char * msg_ptr, size_t msg_len, unsigned int msg_prio, const struct timespec * abs_timeout );
Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.
Use the -l mq option to qcc to link against this library.
The mq_timedsend() function puts a message of size msg_len and pointed to by msg_ptr into the queue indicated by mqdes. The new message has a priority of msg_prio. The mq_timedsend_monotonic() function is a QNX Neutrino extension; it's similar to mq_timedsend(), but it uses CLOCK_MONOTONIC, so the timeout isn't affected by changes to the system time.
|Neutrino supports two implementations of message queues: a traditional implementation, and an alternate one that uses asynchronous messages. For more information, see the entries for mq and mqueue in the Utilities Reference, as well as the Managing POSIX Message Queues technote.|
The queue maintained is in priority order, and in FIFO order within the same priority.
If the number of elements on the specified queue is equal to its mq_maxmsg, and and O_NONBLOCK wasn't set (in the oflag argument to mq_open()), the call to mq_timedsend() blocks. It becomes unblocked when there's room on the queue to send the given message. If more than one mq_timedsend() is blocked on a given queue, and space becomes available in that queue to send, then the mq_timedsend() with the highest priority message is unblocked.
In the traditional (mqueue) implementation, calling write() with mqdes is analogous to calling mq_timedsend() with a msg_prio of 0.
-1 if an error occurred (errno is set). Any other value indicates success.
See the example for mq_timedreceive().
mq_timedsend() is POSIX 1003.1 MSG; mq_timedsend_monotonic() is QNX Neutrino
mq_close(), mq_open(), mq_receive(), mq_send(), mq_timedreceive(), timespec
mq, mqueue in the Utilities Reference
Managing POSIX Message Queues technote.