Subject: Re: fsync performance hit on 1.6.1
To: None <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/08/2003 20:18:19
David Laight writes:

>SYSV shared memory is horrid stuff!
>Just mmap a file!

Indeed, it is just compatibility stuff.  I'm apalled that new software
is still using that deprecated (and ill-conceived) API.  Maybe it's
because Gnu/Linux can't do any other method (at least the last time
I looked.)  That shouldn't mean that on other systems (SVR4/44BSD)
that broken API should be used aswell.

  Matthias Buelow;  mkb@{,}