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From Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkra...@ebuilt.com>
Subject Re: CROSS_PROCESS vs. LOCK_ALL
Date Fri, 29 Jun 2001 18:35:37 GMT
On Fri, Jun 29, 2001 at 10:52:13AM -0700, Aaron Bannert wrote:
> If it's alright with you both, I'd rather we first consider again my
> suggestion of a separate api for the two. One would handle the simple
> case of interprocess (aka crossprocess) locks, treated as a simple
> mutex -- since this is already implemented in a cross-platform way.
> The other api would be the set of "normal" lock types, the intraprocess
> ones like mutex, condition, rwlock, possibly semaphore (the concept, not
> the SysV kernel thing), and whatever else comes along.
> 
> What do you think? (I've been pushing this for a week or so)

Under the policy of "less talk, more code" - submit a patch that
implements this.  =)  When we see the patch, we can discuss the relative
merits of it.  I personally need to see how the API is implemented
before rendering a verdict.  -- justin


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