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From: Ion Gaztañaga (igaztanaga_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-19 01:02:04

Hi Ryan,

> My current project requires that my use
> of the shared memory segment that we're using be selectable with either
> select or poll, which in effect means that the segment (or portions of it)
> need to have file descriptor associated with it. I know of ways that I can
> hack this by sending the file descriptor outside of the shmem segment and
> maintaing a fake file for each portion of shmem that I need to access but I
> was wondering if you (or any other boost list members) know of a better way
> to do this using the boost::shmem functionality.

Shmem has get_shmem_OS_handle() function which returns a handle to the
internal operating system shared memory handle (file descriptor in case
of shared memory, and HANDLE type in Windows). I suppose (not sure about
that, I haver never done that) that you can try to use select or poll
with it.



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