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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Negative scalability by removal of lock_kernel()?(Was:Strange
On Sat, 4 Nov 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > sysv semaphores have a very unfortunate negative feature -- if the admin
> > kill -9's the server (impatient admins do this all the time) then you end
> > up leaving a semaphore lying around. sysvsem don't have the usual unix
> Umm they have SEM_UNDO. Its a case of deeper magic

we use SEM_UNDO, that's not quite what i was worrying about. i was
worrying about leaving a stale semaphore in the global semaphore table.

IPC_RMID causes the semaphore to be destroyed immediately, rather than
after all the users are done.


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