gluttton for punishment

Christopher Faylor
Thu Apr 19 05:07:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 06:42:28PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>I wrote a bared bones SUS shmget, shmat ftok implementation for cygwin.
>How much interest is there in seeing that fleshed out and submitted?

I'd love to have a "native" shmget, etc. implementation.

>Also are shared memory id's meant to be cross-process persistent?

Yes.  That's why cygipc operates as a separate process.

>Chris - if the AT&T UWIN product supports shmget() then that's probably
>why they have a daemon component :]

They use the daemon for other things too, like suid emulation, I believe.

I proposed a daemon implementation back in 1998, though.  I think that
cygwin needs one, I am just reluctant to add YA configurable component
to the distribution because my gluttony for punishment levels have been
maxed out.

However, I do think we need to add a daemon.  We should add Egor's daemon
to the distribution in 1.3.1.


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