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From "Bill Stoddard" <b...@wstoddard.com>
Subject Re: SYSV Semaphores.
Date Mon, 11 Dec 2000 14:25:55 GMT

> Another issue, IIRC, was the fact that with semaphores, you can't
> ensure that they are cleaned up and deleted if a process crashes,
> as you can with SysV shared mem. In fact, this may have been at
> the heart of the DoS attack.
>
> --
> ===========================================================================
>    Jim Jagielski   [|]   jim@jaguNET.com   [|]   http://www.jaguNET.com/

>From what I have read (and my meager understanding of Unix kernels), I think
you would leak resources only if the parent process crashed (or was
kill'ed -9).

Bill


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