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System V Message Queues

System V message queues provide a message-passing interface that enables the exchange of messages by queues created in the kernel. Interfaces are provided in the Solaris environment to enqueue and dequeue messages. Messages can have a type associated with them. Enqueueing places messages at the end of a queue. Dequeuing removes the first message of a specific type from the queue or the first message if no type is specified.

For information about System V message queues in the Solaris 10 release, see System V IPC Configuration.

For detailed information on tuning these system resources, see Chapter 6, Resource Controls (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System.

For legacy information about the obsolete System V message queues, see Parameters That Are Obsolete or Have Been Removed.

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