Inter-Process Mutexes

Samuel Thibault
Wed Sep 6 09:57:00 GMT 2006


Drake Baker, le Mon 04 Sep 2006 01:49:25 -0500, a �crit :
> I have seen conflicting information on the web concerning inter-process 
> mutexes in CYGWIN.  I have seen outright statements that it is not 
> supported, and I have seen statements that ALL mutexes are inter-process by 
> default.  Obviously, only one statement is currently correct.

Both are true :)

Windows provides inter-process mutexes (you just need to give a name to
CreateMutex ; every process that give the same name will get the same
mutex).  But cygwin doesn't provide a pthread interface for it.  PTW.


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