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- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 17:44:42 +0100
- Subject: [Fwd: [email@example.com: sem_* functions in cygwin]]
[Catching up on some older mails]
> ----- Forwarded message from "Gerrit P. Haase" -----
> From: "Gerrit P. Haase"
> To: cygwin ML
> Subject: sem_* functions in cygwin
> Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 22:48:20 +0100
> nearly all sem_* functions are available, but sem_unlock is missing,
> was there a problem implementing sem_unlock() or was it just missed
> by accident?
> ----- End forwarded message -----
I guess you're asking about sem_unlink(). It's not implemented so far
since named POSIX semaphores are implemented using named Windows semaphores.
The SUSv3 description contains a pretty unfortunate implementation detail:
Calls to sem_open() to recreate or reconnect to the semaphore refer
to a new semaphore after sem_unlink() is called.
There's no way I know of, which allows to implement this using named
Windows semaphores. At least not without adding a lot of annoying
bookkeeping overhead, possibly involving cygserver.
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