System Interface Guide

Choice of IPC and Synchronization Mechanisms

Applications can have specific functional requirements that determine which IPC mechanism to use. If one of several mechanisms can be used, the application writer determines which mechanism performs best for the application. The SunOS 5.0 through 5.8 interprocess communication facilities are sensitive to application behavior. Determine which mechanism provides the best response capabilities by measuring the throughput capacity of each mechanism for the particular combination of message sizes used in the application.