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SubjectRe: advanced unix programming
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nathanh@chirp.com.au (Nathan Hand) writes:

> On Mon, Jul 19, 1999 at 02:18:16PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > > It already exists for general handle passing for file handles.
> > >
> > > Can you give me a pointer to that meachansim, and also how it's
> > > handled in other Unix like operating systems ?
> >
> > Borrow a copy of Stevens advanced unix programming and look at file handle
> > passing. Basically you can pass a file handle from one process to another
> > over a socket. Its an interesting and sadly underused unix feature.
>
> Even sadder, there are many unix features which are underused and/or
> abused. My personal peeves include infrequent use of mmap() and over
> use of threads instead of processes.
>
> Stevens does an admirable job of documenting advanced programming in
> unix, but his book reads like a reference. It's a poor book to learn
> how to exploit the unix feature set.

It is also a poor book to learn advanced Linux Programming, but a good
reference for lowest common subset real[1] Unix programming with strong
BSD bias.

-Andi

[1] real: not MVS Unix Services or BS/2000.

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