In the last episode (Sep 13), Jesse Guardiani said: > Just curious: Are FIFOs made by mkfifo disk backed? Do they go away > between reboots? Do they lose data between reboots?
Fifos are just pipes with a visible physical name. The fifo itself stays in the filesystem after a reboot, but since all the data passing is handled in the kernel, a reboot will blow away any data (including the processes reading/writing that data :). If your FIFO is on an NFS mount, a reboot of the remote server will have no effect on the client's use of the fifo (since all fifo traffic is handled locally on the client). -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"