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From <...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: Shared Memory in APR
Date Wed, 04 Jul 2001 23:41:02 GMT
On Wed, 4 Jul 2001, Ian Holsman wrote:

> OK..
> got a strange question...
> I'm looking at the shared memory functions (in unix), and am struggling
> to find out how one can attach to
> a shared memory segment already created by another process.
> I want to be able to create a a shared memory version of the  hash table
> which will be accessable all the processes
> but can't seem to see a method to do this, unless I create the shared
> mem before I fork and the shared memory variable is
> available .
> I can live with the above (creating the memory before I call fork) , but
> was wondering if there was a better way (mmap'ed files perhaps)

Currently you can't, because MM doesn't really support it.  We need to
re-write the shared memory code, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to do
that until the SMS stuff calms down.


Ryan Bloom                        	rbb@apache.org
Covalent Technologies			rbb@covalent.net

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