Re: thread rant

From: Ingo Molnar (
Date: Sat Sep 02 2000 - 14:36:05 EST

On Sat, 2 Sep 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:

> Why? I would say that bad thing about SysV shared memory is that it's
> _not_ sufficiently filesystem-thing - a special API where 'create a
> file on ramfs and bloody mmap() it' would be sufficient. Why bother
> with special sets of syscalls?

what i mean is that i dont like the cleanup issues associated with SysV
shared memory - eg. it can hang around even if all users have exited, so
auto-cleanup of resources is not possible.


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