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IPC_NAMESPACES(7)         Linux Programmer's Manual        IPC_NAMESPACES(7)

NAME         top

       namespaces - overview of Linux IPC namespaces

DESCRIPTION         top

       IPC namespaces isolate certain IPC resources, namely, System V IPC
       objects (see sysvipc(7)) and (since Linux 2.6.30) POSIX message
       queues (see mq_overview(7)).  The common characteristic of these IPC
       mechanisms is that IPC objects are identified by mechanisms other
       than filesystem pathnames.

       Each IPC namespace has its own set of System V IPC identifiers and
       its own POSIX message queue filesystem.  Objects created in an IPC
       namespace are visible to all other processes that are members of that
       namespace, but are not visible to processes in other IPC namespaces.

       The following /proc interfaces are distinct in each IPC namespace:

       *  The POSIX message queue interfaces in /proc/sys/fs/mqueue.

       *  The System V IPC interfaces in /proc/sys/kernel, namely: msgmax,
          msgmnb, msgmni, sem, shmall, shmmax, shmmni, and shm_rmid_forced.

       *  The System V IPC interfaces in /proc/sysvipc.

       When an IPC namespace is destroyed (i.e., when the last process that
       is a member of the namespace terminates), all IPC objects in the
       namespace are automatically destroyed.

       Use of IPC namespaces requires a kernel that is configured with the
       CONFIG_IPC_NS option.

SEE ALSO         top

       nsenter(1), unshare(1), clone(2), setns(2), unshare(2),
       mq_overview(7), namespaces(7), sysvipc(7)

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                            2019-08-02                IPC_NAMESPACES(7)

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