On Thu, 1 Aug 96 07:41 CDT, email@example.com (Johnie Stafford) said:
>>>> On Wed, 31 Jul 1996 19:32:19 +0100 (BST), firstname.lastname@example.org (Alan Cox) said:
>>> What about the posix.4 shared memory objects? Any chance we might ever
>>> see them? The ability to map shared memory segments to the same
>>> logical address in several different processes would make the use of
>>> pointers in shared memory possible.
ac> Both mmap() and SYS5 shared memory can already do that
> That's true, I just think that having a program specify an absolute
> memory location for data to be rather ugly.
Using mmap(), you don't have to. In fact, fixed addressing with
MAP_FIXED in mmap is positively discouraged.
-- Stephen Tweedie <email@example.com> Department of Computer Science, Edinburgh University, Scotland.