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    SubjectRe: thread rant
    Ingo Molnar writes:
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    > On Sat, 2 Sep 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:
    >
    > > > 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...
    >
    > yep - and this isnt possible with traditional SysV shared memory,
    > and isnt possible with traditional SysV semaphores. (forget my
    > filesystem comment, it's a thinko.)

    Huh? After attaching, if you "delete" a SHMID, it will be removed when
    all processes referring to it unattach or die. Fairly similar
    semantics.

    Regards,

    Richard....
    Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
    Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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