missing shm_open and shm_unlink

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Feb 29 22:34:00 GMT 2008

On Feb 29 13:36, rnbhays@rochester.rr.com wrote:
> In reply to Don Marquardt's initial question, Corinna indicated the shm_open and shm_unlink would  be supported in the next release. I am using the followign version using the uname -a command 
> CYGWIN_NT-5.1 1.5.25(0.156/4/2) 2007-12-14 19:21 i686 Cygwin
> The two commands do not seem to be supported yet. The version mentioned in Corinna's response is 1.5.24. I am what looks to be the next version. I looked in sys/mman.h and do not see these two function prototypes. Is there a plan to add this functionality?

They will be supported in the next *major* release, which will be 1.7.0.
The 1.5.x updates since 1.5.24 are basically only bugfixes.  They don't
get new functionalty over earlier releases.  1.7.0 will take some more
time.  No schedule yet.  Feel free to test developer versions from
http://cygwin.com/snapshots/ as long as you don't use them in production


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