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On Sat, 2 Sep 2000, Ingo Molnar wrote:

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> On Sat, 2 Sep 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:
>
> > Why? I would say that bad thing about SysV shared memory is that it's
> > _not_ sufficiently filesystem-thing - a special API where 'create a
> > file on ramfs and bloody mmap() it' would be sufficient. Why bother
> > with special sets of syscalls?
>
> what i mean is that i dont like the cleanup issues associated with SysV
> shared memory - eg. it can hang around even if all users have exited, so
> auto-cleanup of resources is not possible.

unlink() and the last munmap()/exit() will get rid of it...

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