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From Ryan Bloom <...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: Handholding: shared memory
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2001 17:56:55 GMT

++1!  Please commit ASAP.


On Monday 13 August 2001 10:35, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 12, 2001 at 09:00:37AM -0700, Ryan Bloom wrote:
> > Unix shared memory is all anonymous, it must be created by the parent,
> > and inherited by the child.  Again, when somebody has the time/energy to
> > fix Unix shared memory, this will change.
> FWIW, I have an implementation in my tree that doesn't use MM.  The
> only problem is that you can't "free" the individual memory segments
> you retrieve from the alloc call.  You can only free the entire
> segment (the free call is essentially a no-op).  If this is worth
> having, I can post/commit the patch.  It should be equivalent in all
> other aspects to MM.  (Based off the MM code, but I ripped out
> everything we didn't need and I cleaned up the code...)
> I don't believe we need to be able to free each block returned from the
> shmem segment, so I don't think this is a big deal though.  Thoughts?
> I don't think we need to have memory management in shmem...  -- justin


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

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