ipc.2

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



NAME
       ipc - System V IPC system calls

SYNOPSIS
       int ipc(unsigned int call, int first, int second, int third, void *ptr,
       long fifth);

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

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

SEE ALSO
       msgctl(2), msgget(2), msgrcv(2), msgsnd(2), semctl(2), semget(2),
       semop(2), shmat(2), shmctl(2), shmdt(2), shmget(2)



Linux 1.2.4                       1995-04-15                            IPC(2)