IPC::SharedMem - SysV Shared Memory IPC object class
use IPC::SysV qw(IPC_PRIVATE S_IRUSR S_IWUSR); use IPC::SharedMem; $shm = IPC::SharedMem->new(IPC_PRIVATE, 8, S_IRWXU); $shm->write(pack("S", 4711), 2, 2); $data = $shm->read(0, 2); $ds = $shm->stat; $shm->remove;
A class providing an object based interface to SysV IPC shared memory.
Creates a new shared memory segment associated with
KEY. A new segment is created if
KEY is equal to
KEY does not already have a shared memory segment associated with it, and
FLAGS & IPC_CREAT is true.
On creation of a new shared memory segment
FLAGS is used to set the permissions. Be careful not to set any flags that the Sys V IPC implementation does not allow: in some systems setting execute bits makes the operations fail.
Returns the shared memory identifier.
SIZE bytes from the shared memory segment at
POS. Returns the string read, or
undef if there was an error. The return value becomes tainted. See shmread.
SIZE bytes to the shared memory segment at
POS. Returns true if successful, or false if there is an error. See shmwrite.
Remove the shared memory segment from the system or mark it as removed as long as any processes are still attached to it.
Returns true if the shared memory segment has been removed or marked for removal.
Returns an object of type
IPC::SharedMem::stat which is a sub-class of
Class::Struct. It provides the following fields. For a description of these fields see you system documentation.
uid gid cuid cgid mode segsz lpid cpid nattach atime dtime ctime
Permanently attach to the shared memory segment. When a
IPC::SharedMem object is attached, it will use memread and memwrite instead of shmread and shmwrite for accessing the shared memory segment. Returns true if successful, or false on error. See shmat.
Detach from the shared memory segment that previously has been attached to. Returns true if successful, or false on error. See shmdt.
Returns the address of the shared memory that has been attached to in a format suitable for use with
undef if the shared memory has not been attached.
Marcus Holland-Moritz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Version 2.x, Copyright (C) 2007, Marcus Holland-Moritz.
Version 1.x, Copyright (c) 1997, Graham Barr.
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