Now that we have covered the basics of process structure and generation, we can begin to address the topic of interprocess communications. It is common for processes to need to coordinate their activities (e.g., such as when accessing a non-shareable system resource). Conceptually, this coordination is implemented via some form of passive or active communication between processes. As we will see, there are a number of ways in which interprocess communications can be carried out. The remaining chapters address a variety of interprocess communication techniques. As the techniques become more sophisticated, they become more complex, and hopefully more flexible and reliable. We begin by discussing primitive communication techniques that, while they get the job done, have certain limitations.

Programs and Processes

Processing Environment

Using Processes

Primitive Communications


Message Queues


Shared Memory

Remote Procedure Calls



Appendix A. Using Linux Manual Pages

Appendix B. UNIX Error Messages

Appendix C. RPC Syntax Diagrams

Appendix D. Profiling Programs

Interprocess Communication in Linux
Interprocess Communications in Linux: The Nooks and Crannies
ISBN: 0130460427
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2001
Pages: 136 © 2008-2020.
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