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Key for message queue creation...
first of all give some more clarity to us about your question
having said that I assumed the below things
I think you are talking about ftok
from this I understood it.
"Are you the Key Master?"
What about this key nonsense? How do we create one? Well, since the ty
+pe key_t is actually just a long, you can use any number you want. Bu
+t what if you hard-code the number and some other unrelated program h
+ardcodes the same number but wants another queue? The solution is to
+use the ftok() function which generates a key from two arguments:
key_t ftok(const char *path, int id);
Ok, this is getting weird. Basically, path just has to be a file that
+this process can read. The other argument, id is usually just set to
+some arbitrary char, like 'A'. The ftok() function uses information a
+bout the named file (like inode number, etc.) and the id to generate
+a probably-unique key for msgget(). Programs that want to use the sam
+e queue must generate the same key, so they must pass the same parame
+ters to ftok().
Finally, it's time to make the call:
key = ftok("/home/beej/somefile", 'b');
msqid = msgget(key, 0666 | IPC_CREAT);
In the above example, I set the permissions on the queue to 666 (or rw
+-rw-rw-, if that makes more sense to you). And now we have msqid whic
+h will be used to send and receive messages from the queue.
at the same time IPC::SysV
has the function ftok, which you can try and use.
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