Subject: Re: reading from named pipes
To: Randy Terbush <email@example.com>
From: Jeffrey Russell Horner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/11/1995 20:27:14
> > I have two processes reading from the same named pipe.
> > The output written to the pipe seems to get evenly split
> > between the two processes.
> > The wakeup queue is equivalent to a simple round-robin scheduler. One
> > process is going to complete a read() and then get stuck back at the
> > end of the queue.
> > Feature or bug?
> > More importantly, why is it an issue?
> I have two processes reading from the same pipe. I would like
> them to each be getting the same information.
I'm reading about this subject right now. It's in the book:
Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment
by W. Richard Stevens.
it's very useful. It says to FIFO's for non-linear connections of
processes. I can't get into the nitty gritty of this since I'm pretty
new to the subject, but try getting the book.
I hope this helps.
Jeffrey Russell Horner email@example.com
Lab Assistant, Computer Science Department
University of Tennessee, Knoxville