July 18, 2005
GNU/Hurd: System V Shared Memory Implemented
Some weeks after Neal Walfield [interview] implemented POSIX semaphores for libpthread, Marcus Brinkmann has now implemented SysV shared memory for the GNU Hurd in glibc, based on some earlier work done by Neal. This was probably the last commonly used POSIX feature missing in the Hurd, and having shared memory available will make several programs work much better. Success has already been reported with mplayer; it was very cludgy before and works smoothly with shared memory enabled.
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