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SubjectRe: new IPC mechanism ideas
If your driver is in the kernel,
then you dont need that. All processes
use system-calls (or ioctls) to send
messages and when they do recv(),
they get a pointer to a location
(where they are mapped to via mmap)
and they can read directly. In this
scheme, you dont need any traditional
UNIX IPC mechanism to work.


--- "H. Peter Anvin" <> wrote:
> Rajeev Bector wrote:
> >
> > Thanks for your comment, Peter.
> > The problem with using a "driver"
> > process is that now you need
> > another mechanism to communicate
> > with that driver - either
> > message queues or shared
> > memory or something.
> >
> You need that anyway.
> -hpa

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