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IPC(2)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 IPC(2)

NAME         top

       ipc - System V IPC system calls

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <linux/ipc.h>        /* Definition of needed constants */
       #include <sys/syscall.h>      /* Definition of SYS_* constants */
       #include <unistd.h>

       int syscall(SYS_ipc, unsigned int call, int first,
                   unsigned long second, unsigned long third, void *ptr,
                   long fifth);

       Note: glibc provides no wrapper for ipc(), necessitating the use
       of syscall(2).

DESCRIPTION         top

       ipc() is a common kernel entry point for the System V IPC calls
       for messages, semaphores, and shared memory.  call determines
       which IPC function to invoke; the other arguments are passed
       through to the appropriate call.

       User-space programs should call the appropriate functions by
       their usual names.  Only standard library implementors and kernel
       hackers need to know about ipc().

CONFORMING TO         top

       ipc() is Linux-specific, and should not be used in programs
       intended to be portable.

NOTES         top

       On some architectures—for example x86-64 and ARM—there is no
       ipc() system call; instead, msgctl(2), semctl(2), shmctl(2), and
       so on really are implemented as separate system calls.

SEE ALSO         top

       msgctl(2), msgget(2), msgrcv(2), msgsnd(2), semctl(2), semget(2),
       semop(2), semtimedop(2), shmat(2), shmctl(2), shmdt(2),
       shmget(2), sysvipc(7)

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                          2021-03-22                         IPC(2)

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