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SHMGET(2)                 FreeBSD System Calls Manual                SHMGET(2)

     shmget - obtain a shared memory identifier

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/ipc.h>
     #include <sys/shm.h>

     shmget(key_t key, size_t size, int flag);

     Based on the values of key and flag, shmget() returns the identifier of a
     newly created or previously existing shared memory segment.  The key is
     analogous to a filename: it provides a handle that names an IPC object.
     There are three ways to specify a key:

        IPC_PRIVATE may be specified, in which case a new IPC object will be

        An integer constant may be specified.  If no IPC object corresponding
         to key is specified and the IPC_CREAT bit is set in flag, a new one
         will be created.

        The ftok(3) may be used to generate a key from a pathname.

     The mode of a newly created IPC object is determined by OR'ing the
     following constants into the flag argument:

     S_IRUSR       Read access for owner.

     S_IWUSR       Write access for owner.

     S_IRGRP       Read access for group.

     S_IWGRP       Write access for group.

     S_IROTH       Read access for other.

     S_IWOTH       Write access for other.

     When creating a new shared memory segment, size indicates the desired
     size of the new segment in bytes.  The size of the segment may be rounded
     up to a multiple convenient to the kernel (i.e., the page size).

     Upon successful completion, shmget() returns the positive integer
     identifier of a shared memory segment.  Otherwise, -1 is returned and
     errno set to indicate the error.

     The shmget() system call will fail if:

     [EINVAL]           Size specified is greater than the size of the
                        previously existing segment.  Size specified is less
                        than the system imposed minimum, or greater than the
                        system imposed maximum.

     [ENOENT]           No shared memory segment was found matching key, and
                        IPC_CREAT was not specified.

     [ENOSPC]           The kernel was unable to allocate enough memory to
                        satisfy the request.

     [EEXIST]           IPC_CREAT and IPC_EXCL were specified, and a shared
                        memory segment corresponding to key already exists.

     shmat(2), shmctl(2), shmdt(2), stat(2), ftok(3)

FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4        December 17, 2010       FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4
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