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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: SHM
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2007 20:51:02 GMT
Ioan Popescu wrote:
> Why does APR use file-backed shared memory for unix and win32?
> 
> Isn't it preferable to have key-based shared memory? Windows supports it
> (both desktop and CE, I checked). I believe Unix supports it (I checked, but
> I'm not sure) through System V IPC. Shouldn't the implementation default to
> key-based unless the platform doesn't support it?

Why?

Win32 anonymous shared memory is actually file backed (backed, of course
by the swap file).

Bill

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