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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Let SYSVIPC default to 'y'
    On 24/04/2008, Kevin Winchester <> wrote:
    > Jesper Juhl wrote:
    > > SYSVIPC is a pretty crucial feature that I doubt very much if anyone
    > except embedded people should even consider disabling - it simply breaks too
    > much software for a Linux box to really be useful without it, for most
    > purposes.
    > > For that reason I find it quite odd that the feature defaults to 'No'
    > currently. I really cannot see any reason why we wouldn't want this to
    > default to 'Yes', so this patch changes the default by adding 'default y' to
    > Kconfig.
    > >
    > I am running up-to-date Kubuntu Hardy Heron, but...
    > kevin@alekhine:~/linux/linux-2.6$ grep SYSVIPC .config
    > # CONFIG_SYSVIPC is not set
    > What software that would be in a standard install would be broken? I don't
    > seem to notice anything...
    > Not that I mind the default being changed - I just wonder if things on my
    > box are broken and I just don't know it.

    DOSEmu doesn't work without it.
    SysOrb ( doesn't work without it AFAIK.
    IIRC, X had trouble in the past without it.
    Anything that uses SysV shared memory, SysV message passing
    (msgget(), msgsnd() etc..),
    SysV semaphores (semget() etc), will have trouble.
    In general, System V IPC is just used by many different programs...
    Perhaps not any you run,
    but it is pretty widely used.

    Jesper Juhl <>
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