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Re: Linux style /proc filesystem translator

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Linux style /proc filesystem translator
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 11:11:28 -0500
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On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 11:05:21PM -0700, Jon Arney wrote:
> James,
> Thanks for the links.  One of the difficult things about coming up to
> speed on the Hurd is that there are so many different websites with
> lots of (sometimes conflicting) information. 

This mailing list is the place to clear everything up.

> The Debian/Hurd site said

Uh, I have to update that... most of it is stale.

> One question I had was about your list of planned changes.  On there,
> you list "Posix shared memory".  Is anybody working on this?  If not,
> I'd like to make an attempt at it (I have already started working on
> some of it).  If there's already a project partially completed, that
> would be better than starting from scratch.  I can't seem to get
> my Gimp to work because it lacks shmget/shmat/etc.

Yes, this would be nice to have, a couple of programs require it.
I have dug out two links for this, which you should carefully read (and
the follow ups):

In these mails you will find a shm implementation by Neal Walfield.
However, we still want to have the internal interface that is used to be
the Hurd file interface, so this needs to be reworked.  However, the
issues that were raised have to be adressed.  So you can use the
discussions and Neal's code as a jumping board to get right into the
heart of the matter.

And I think there are still some bugs in tmpfs that need to be fixed.


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