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Status Delivered
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 10, 2021

ipcs man page, get_ipc_info headers and man page - clearly spell out real-time == POSIX

Our developers always talk about using "POSIX message queues" for their programs. Those don't show up in "ipcs -a", and there's not a lot to go on to think that they're under "ipcs -r" for "real-time". Similarly, the man pages for the get_ipc_info call and the header file that defines it might benefit from calling that stuff out as POSIX-compliance/t stuff and not assuming that everyone can translate "real-time" == "POSIX" without a bunch of detective work.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jan 19, 2022

    Updated the documentation for ipcs -r on AIX 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 to clearly call out that 'ipcs -r' returns information about Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) real-time interprocess communication objects:

    Updated the documentation for the command parameters supported by get_ipc_info() to clarify which commands return POSIX Real-Time vs. System V information: