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Re: Using CygIPC
- To: Kiran C <kiranc at tataelxsi dot co dot in>
- Subject: Re: Using CygIPC
- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 11:54:31 -0400
- CC: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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Kiran C wrote:
> When I create a message queue using msgget and the don't close it.
> Some times later when I use the msget function it gets stuck.
> Is it that I should close the message queue every time the use it.
> Does CygIPC have some error handling functionalities..
> Say The IPC Service gets stuck when a pgm using message queues crashes..(for
> then the messages queues are not closed)
I dunno how you would solve this problem. (write programs that don't crash?)
I host cygIPC at my website, cygutils. I'll apply well-tested patches
to it. However, I didn't write the code; I've never really studied the
GUTs of it -- and have no interest in doing so at this point. (My
hacking as mainly been around the edges, for usability and stuff).
Basically, further development of cygIPC itself is a dead end, and I
don't want to waste much of my time on a dead end. However, if somebody
"out there" finds, debugs, and fixes any problems -- then I'll
gratefully accept patches. Caveat: IPC *client* code that follows
published IPC interfaces (msgset, semget, etc) should be fairly portable
among different IPC service implementations -- so developing IPC client
apps on cygwin is NOT a dead end (see below).
Due to licensing issues outside my control, cygIPC cannot be included
into the main cygwin distribution. HOWEVER, it is possible that IPC
functions MAY be added to the main cygwin, thus replacing cygIPC (that's
why I consider cygIPC to be a dead end). Note: because of those pesky
licensing issues, if you look at or study the cygIPC code, then you
cannot participate in the process of adding IPC to cygwin itself.
That's why I can't help add IPC to cygwin.
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