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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Linux 2.3.99/2.4 Heads Up
Date Wed, 22 Mar 2000 15:50:33 GMT
pg@sweng.stortek.com wrote:
> 
> In a recent note, Dean Gaudet said:
> 
> > Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 16:21:16 -0800 (PST)
> >
> > > Martin Pool wrote:
> > > >
> > > > It certainly is strange.  Is there any way to pass file descriptors
> > > > between processes aside from SysV IPC (and inheritance)?
> >
> > oh yeah, the NCSA HTTPd method was to open("/dev/$ppid/fd/$foo") in the
> > child.
> >
> Does this work on any OS other than Linux?  (And isn't it actually
> /dev/proc/$ppid/fd/$foo?)  And how does the parent process create the
> descriptor?  pipe()?
> 
> Are sockets not a solution?  Or is the objective to pass a handle to
> an existing descriptor, not to create a new descriptor?

This is a red herring, we have no requirement for this functionality
that I know of!

Cheers,

Ben.

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