ØMQ Manual - ØMQ/2.2.1


zmq_msg_init_data - initialise ØMQ message from a supplied buffer


typedef void (zmq_free_fn) (void *data, void *hint);

int zmq_msg_init_data (zmq_msg_t *msg, void *data, size_t size, zmq_free_fn *ffn, void *hint);


The zmq_msg_init_data() function shall initialise the message object referenced by msg to represent the content referenced by the buffer located at address data, size bytes long. No copy of data shall be performed and ØMQ shall take ownership of the supplied buffer.

If provided, the deallocation function ffn shall be called once the data buffer is no longer required by ØMQ, with the data and hint arguments supplied to zmq_msg_init_data().

Never access zmq_msg_t members directly, instead always use the zmq_msg family of functions.

The deallocation function ffn needs to be thread-safe, since it will be called from an arbitrary thread.

The functions zmq_msg_init(), zmq_msg_init_data() and zmq_msg_init_size() are mutually exclusive. Never initialize the same zmq_msg_t twice.

Return value

The zmq_msg_init_data() function shall return zero if successful. Otherwise it shall return -1 and set errno to one of the values defined below.


No errors are defined.


Initialising a message from a supplied buffer

void my_free (void *data, void *hint)
    free (data);

    /*  ...  */

void *data = malloc (6);
assert (data);
memcpy (data, "ABCDEF", 6);
zmq_msg_t msg;
rc = zmq_msg_init_data (&msg, data, 6, my_free, NULL); assert (rc == 0);

See also

zmq_msg_init_size(3) zmq_msg_init(3) zmq_msg_close(3) zmq_msg_data(3) zmq_msg_size(3) zmq(7)


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