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Subject[OT] Re: shared memory problem
On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 02:49:24AM -0600, Blesson Paul wrote:
> I have some confusion regarding key in shmget(). Let I
> have two shared memory variables. For the first one, I put key "99" and the
> size is 1024. Next, I put key "199" for the second variable and size 1024.
> Will the two shared memory area overwrite each other. How can I gurranty. Is
> the Linux kernel or the developer who should care about this problem

No, the segments will not overwrite each other, see man shmget and get
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