Re: anyone ever done multicast AF_UNIX sockets?

Chris Friesen (
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 13:07:45 -0500

David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Chris Friesen <>
> Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2003 12:09:37 -0500
> Unless you poll for messages on the receiving side, how do you trigger
> the receiver to look for a message?
> Send signals. Use a FUTEX, be creative...

Suppose I have a process that waits on UDP packets, the unified local
IPC that we're discussing, other unix sockets, and stdin. It's awfully
nice if the local IPC can be handled using the same select/poll
mechanism as all the other messaging.


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