Re: [PATCH] /proc/sysvipc

Dragos Acostachioaie (
Sat, 25 Jul 1998 16:13:34 +0300 (EEST)

On Fri, 24 Jul 1998, Riccardo Facchetti wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Jul 1998, Dragos Acostachioaie wrote:
> > The patch provides /proc/sysvipc, which reports informations about IPC
> > resources: shared memory segments, message queues and semaphore arrays.
> man shmctl(2), semctl(2) and msgctl(2) and read about the values for cmd
> parameter. You will find some useful commands like SHM_INFO, SHM_STAT,
> To have all the infos about them there is an user space program called
> ipcs(8).
> Not that I don't appreciate your work, but <smile> it seems to me not
> very useful </smile>.

Maybe you're right... BTW, shmctl(2) says, just before "SYSTEM CALLS"

"The IPC_INFO, SHM_STAT and SHM_INFO control calls are used
by the ipcs(8) program to provide information on allocated
resources. In the future, these may be modified as needed
or moved to a proc file system interface."

Best regards,

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