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Re: [PATCH] make cygipc semaphores persistent

Joe Buehler wrote:

The semaphores provided by the 1.14-1 version of cygipc are not persistent -- once
all client processes close a semaphore, it disappears. This is different than standard
UNIX semantics, in which semaphores persist until removed or system reboot. The
attached patch fixes this, providing the standard UNIX semantics for semaphore lifetime.
(Semaphores will persist until ipc-daemon is killed).

I would appreciate it if the owner(s) of cygipc review this patch and roll it in
to the "official" distribution if it looks OK. The basic trick is that the ipc-daemon
process needs to keep an open handle for all semaphores in a non-removed state.
It looks as though there was code in cygipc that attempted this, but it was removed in
version 1.04.

I have included a couple typo fixes in the patch also.

This patch looks right to me, given the intent. However, I'll have to take your word for standard 'persistence' behavior...

I'll incorporate this patch -- but I don't want to mess with cygipc-1.15 right now. Let's save this for cygipc-2.x, which should come out Real Soon after cygwin-1.5.0. Which itself is due RSN.


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