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The mq_getattr() function shall obtain status information and
attributes of the message queue and the open message queue
description associated with the message queue descriptor.
The mqdes argument specifies a message queue descriptor.
The results shall be returned in the mq_attr structure referenced by
the mqstat argument.
Upon return, the following members shall have the values associated
with the open message queue description as set when the message queue
was opened and as modified by subsequent mq_setattr() calls:
The following attributes of the message queue shall be returned as
set at message queue creation: mq_maxmsg, mq_msgsize.
Upon return, the following members within the mq_attr structure
referenced by the mqstat argument shall be set to the current state
of the message queue:
The number of messages currently on the queue.
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
Group. (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and
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