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    SubjectRe: bidirectional named pipe?
    Followup to:  <>
    By author: "David L. Nicol" <>
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    > How hard would it be to add? The limitation on fifos that you get the same
    > one every time you open it makes some things tricky -- the server has to
    > move the fifo and mkfifo a new one to replace its data with something else,
    > for instance, which is not atomic.
    > I don't understand, in the original problem, how the server opens
    > the named bipipe differently from the servers, to be on one end rather than
    > the other.
    > A way to map a file name to a socket pair would be nice, the first to open
    > it could get one end of it and everyone else would get the other end, or there
    > would be a switch.
    > You could patch the file system code, I wonder how deep the changes would have
    > to be, if you did it in terms of lots of fifos.

    I would really like it if open() on a socket would be the same thing
    to connect to a socket as a client. I don't think it's a good idea to
    do that for the server side, though, since it would have to know about
    accept() anyway.

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