shmget failed

Brian Dessent brian@dessent.net
Fri Feb 25 22:38:00 GMT 2005


Jennifer Lai wrote:

>    I got bad system call error when I tried to compile a program that
> contains the following code,
> 
> shmid = shmget(IPC_PRIVATE, size, IPC_CREAT | 0600);
> where, size = 661552
> 
> At first I thought it has to do with the size, but reducing the size to
> 128 still cause bad system call error.
> Does anyone know what caused shmget to fail?

Since you didn't mention it you probably don't have cygserver running,
which is required. 
http://www.cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-cygserver.html

Brian

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