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Re: [PATCH] System V Shared memory interface

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: [PATCH] System V Shared memory interface
Date: 07 May 2001 21:21:17 -0700
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Roland McGrath <roland@gnu.org> writes:

> If sysvshm were some magical new kind of facility, it wouldn't be so easy
> to implement it with code just like other facilities we already have.  So
> you can relate what the actual meat of the sysvshm functionality is to
> other facilities, and not just say "it does what it does".  (My position is
> that if you do this you will find there is very little meat left.  Then it
> will become clear how to implement the sysvshm C interfaces without wholly
> new servers.)

Roland is right here; he's trying to draw out of you the Right Way to
implement shm functions without writing such a brand new server.  

Look carefully at his response, and you'll see the necessary clues.  I
can fill you in if you like.

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