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1.  Memory and CPU Management

2.  Session Description Protocol API

3.  Process Scheduler

4.  Locality Group APIs

5.  Input/Output Interfaces

6.  Interprocess Communication

Pipes Between Processes

Named Pipes

Sockets Overview

Doors Overview

POSIX Interprocess Communication

POSIX Messages

POSIX Semaphores

POSIX Shared Memory

System V IPC

Permissions for Messages, Semaphores, and Shared Memory

IPC Interfaces, Key Arguments, and Creation Flags

System V Messages

Initializing a Message Queue

Controlling Message Queues

Sending and Receiving Messages

System V Semaphores

Initializing a Semaphore Set

Controlling Semaphores

Semaphore Operations

System V Shared Memory

Accessing a Shared Memory Segment

Controlling a Shared Memory Segment

Attaching and Detaching a Shared Memory Segment

7.  Socket Interfaces

8.  Programming With XTI and TLI

9.  Packet Filtering Hooks

10.  Transport Selection and Name-to-Address Mapping

11.  Real-time Programming and Administration

12.  The Oracle Solaris ABI and ABI Tools

A.  UNIX Domain Sockets


Chapter 6

Interprocess Communication

This chapter is for programmers who develop multiprocess applications.

SunOS 5.11 and compatible operating systems have a large variety of mechanisms for concurrent processes to exchange data and synchronize execution. All of these mechanisms, except mapped memory, are introduced in this chapter.