Re: getmsg & putmsg

Derek Fawcus (
Thu, 14 May 1998 19:53:01 +0100

On Thu, May 14, 1998 at 08:08:55PM +1200, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Wed, May 13, 1998 at 10:24:41PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> > You seem to think they must be in the kernel, nothing stops you from
> > doing a userland implementation of SysV streams. Everyone first says,
> > "Put this in the kernel.", very few people ask "Can we do this in
> > userspace?".
> I saying this in the knowledge I know almost nothing of STREAMS in practice:
> So - can a full working implementation of STREAMS be done is userspace?

Yes. I know of one, but it's a commercial product, so it's not of
any help if you want to stick it in linux (it does run under linux in
user mode). Maybe the GCOM thing Lis could be made to work in user mode.


Derek Fawcus                                          
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