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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: ANNOUNCE: MM library, version 1.0b1
Date Fri, 12 Mar 1999 17:55:42 GMT
Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
>   Mutex/Semaphore:
>   o 4.2BSD-style flock() on temporary file
>   o SVR4-style fcntl() on temporary file
>   o SysV IPC semget()
> and send me your results.

One thing I noticed that if all 3 mutexes are available, fcntl()
will be chosen (since it's the last). The rub is that fcntl() is
slow and expensive (well, it _can_ be) on systems running NFS.
I would suggest the preferences be:


thus fcntl() is chosen only as a last resort... Make sense?

   Jim Jagielski   |||   |||
            "That's no ordinary rabbit... that's the most foul,
            cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever laid eyes on"

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