Re: bidirectional named pipe?

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sat Feb 10 2001 - 20:38:40 EST

Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 03:10:08PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> I would really like it if open() on a socket would be the same
> thing to connect to a socket as a client. I don't think it's a
> good idea to do that for the server side, though, since it would
> have to know about accept() anyway.
> things like this (non-portable hacks) belong in libc surely?

Not if it makes more sense to implement in the kernel. I can't think of
a way to implement it in glibc without races, perhaps you can.


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