[EMAIL PROTECTED] (=?iso-8859-1?q?Dag-Erling_Sm=F8rgrav?=) writes:
> Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> The check we need is "are there any other processes (still) attached to
>> this shmem" and AFAIK that is not available in the mmap API.  Do you
>> know how to get it?

> You can hack something up with fcntl() locks.  If a process has a
> shared lock on the shm file, F_GETLK will get you its pid.  Then grab
> your own shared lock.

Seems fairly race-condition-prone: what about recently spawned child
processes that haven't yet taken their own locks?  If I read the fork()
page correctly, a forked child doesn't inherit any file locks.

                        regards, tom lane

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