Standards Update, IEEE 1003.4: Real-time Extensions

Chip Salzenberg chip at tct.uucp
Tue Aug 28 03:51:57 AEST 1990

From:  chip at tct.uucp (Chip Salzenberg)

>     Finally, the group accepted abandoning the use of
>     file descriptors for semaphore handles, but some participants
>     wanted to keep semaphore names pathnames.

Aargh!  Almost everyone realizes that System V IPC is a botch, largely
because it doesn't live in the filesystem.  So what does IEEE do?
They take IPC out of the filesystem!

What sane reason could there be to introduce Yet Another Namespace?
Chip Salzenberg at Teltronics/TCT     <chip at tct.uucp>, <uunet!pdn!tct!chip>

Volume-Number: Volume 21, Number 65

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