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The operation of shm-unlink is analogous to unlink(2): it removes a shared memory object name, and, once all processes have unmapped the object, de-allocates and destroys the contents of the associated memory region. After a successful shm-unlink, attempts to shm-open an object with the same name will fail (unless open/creat was specified, in which case a new, distinct object is created).