LINX *linx_open(const char *name, uint32_t options, void *arg);
name is the local part of the huntname to find this LINX endpoint. It
is a null-terminated string, which in Linux may be of any length, but there
may be restrictions due to other implementations, when communicating with
other systems. name does not need to be unique in the system, but if multiple
LINX endpoints have the same name it is unspecified which one is used when
call for the name is resolved. From another LINX endpoint,
with the huntname, followed by linx_receive(3)
to get the binary identifier (spid) to be used to communicate with this
LINX endpoint. The local LINX binary identifier (spid) for this endpoint
can be fetched with linx_get_spid(3)
but is usually not needed by the
The options and arg parameters are reserved for future extensions and
shall be set to 0 and NULL respectively.
A LINX endpoint is closed by calling linx_close(3)
or when the calling
If the process owning the LINX endpoint calls fork(2) , either the parent or the child must close the LINX handle with linx_close(3) . This is because only one process may use a LINX endpoint and after a fork both instances will have copies of the LINX handle. In any case, the LINX endpoint will not be terminated unless closed by both parent and child.
It is possible to retrieve the LINX socket descriptor associated with a LINX endpoint using linx_get_descriptor(3) if needed.
ENOBUFS or ENOMEM Insufficient memory is available.
EPROTONOSUPPORT or EAFNOSUPPORT if linx(7) is not supported by the system.
ENFILE Not enough kernel memory to allocate a new LINX endpoint structure.
EMFILE Process file table overflow.
EACCES Permission to create a LINX endpoint is denied.
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