Re: Passing sockets....

Alan Cox (
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 22:48:04 +0000 (GMT)

> a single process multi threaded server that I whant to
> hadle the requests. Yes, I could open a new localsocket or
> some thing like that. But than it have to make a lots of extra
> memory copys and context switches. Nice if we had a kernel function
> that could pass the sockets to a other process.
> I have not found this feature in any operatin system, is there
> any operating system with that feature ?

Look harder. Its in every BSD Unix, SYS 5.3 and above and in Linux - you
can pass file descriptors over sockets in Linux and BSD and over streams
in SYS5