The client

The client is much simpler:

 * Message Client Process 

#include <stdio.h> 
#include <unistd.h> 
#include <stdlib.h> 
#include <fcntl.h> 
#include <errno.h> 
#include <string.h> 
#include <sys/neutrino.h> 
#include <sys/iofunc.h> 
#include <sys/dispatch.h> 

typedef struct 
    uint16_t msg_no; 
    char msg_data[255]; 
} client_msg_t; 

int main( int argc, char **argv ) 
    int fd; 
    int c; 
    client_msg_t msg; 
    long ret; 
    int num; 
    char msg_reply[255]; 
    num = 1; 
    /* Process any command line arguments */ 
    while( ( c = getopt( argc, argv, "n:" ) ) != -1 ) 
        if( c == 'n' ) 
            num = strtol( optarg, 0, 0 ); 
    /* Open a connection to the server (fd == coid) */ 
    fd = open( "serv", O_RDWR ); 
    if( fd == -1 ) 
        fprintf( stderr, "Unable to open server connection: %s\n", 
            strerror( errno ) ); 
        return EXIT_FAILURE; 
    /* Clear the memory for the msg and the reply */ 
    memset( &msg, 0, sizeof( msg ) ); 
    memset( &msg_reply, 0, sizeof( msg_reply ) ); 
    /* Set up the message data to send to the server */ 
    msg.msg_no = _IO_MAX + num; 
    snprintf( msg.msg_data, 254, "client %d requesting reply.", getpid() ); 
    printf( "client: msg_no: _IO_MAX + %d\n", num ); 
    fflush( stdout ); 
    /* Send the data to the server and get a reply */ 
    ret = MsgSend( fd, &msg, sizeof( msg ), msg_reply, 255 ); 
    if( ret == -1 ) 
        fprintf( stderr, "Unable to MsgSend() to server: %s\n", strerror( errno ) ); 
        return EXIT_FAILURE; 
    /* Print out the reply data */ 
    printf( "client: server replied: %s\n", msg_reply ); 
    close( fd ); 
    return EXIT_SUCCESS; 
Note: Remember that since the server registers a relative pathname, the client must be run from the same directory as the server.

The client uses the open() function to get a coid (the server's default resmgr setup takes care of all of this on the server side), and performs a MsgSend() to the server based on this coid, and then waits for the reply. When the reply comes back, the client prints the reply data.

You can give the client the command-line option -n# (where # is the offset from _IO_MAX) to use for the message. If you give anything over 2 as the offset, the MsgSend() will fail, since the server hasn't set up handlers for those messages.

This example is very basic, but it still covers a lot of ground. There are many other things you can do using this same basic framework:

Many of these topics are covered later in this guide.