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Date: 2004-05-12 (16:54)
From: Shawn Wagner <shawnw@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Best way to synchronize OS processes?
On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 11:05:23AM -0700, Ranjan Bagchi wrote:
> Hi --
> I'm writing some code which will end up executing concurrently on 
> several OS processes.  I'd like to serialize access to some specific OS 
> resources (for instance, writing to a single file).  The Unix module 
> doesn't appear to offer anything like a critical section or an OS 
> mutex.  Is there a preferred way to do this? 

A related note that I thought of last night: How about when you need
something more complicated than a simple mutex? A quick look at the hump
didn't find a library for working with SysV semaphores in ocaml. Would that
be useful for anyone?

Shawn Wagner

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