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Subject: Re: [boost] [future|interprocess] Could futures live in shared memory and synchronize process?
From: Ion Gaztañaga (igaztanaga_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-17 12:56:38

vicente.botet wrote:
>> However, I can find useful a future returning "int", just because main
>> returns int and a process could spawn other processes and obtain futures
>> to them (Boost.Process child is a an example of this approach).
> Yes, I see but the future needed in this case will be internal to the spawning process, isnt't it?

Yes, ownership of thread futures can be passed to other threads but I
don't see this useful/possible for processes, we could duplicate process
handles, but I don't see handles could be sharable. Maybe PIDs might be
placed in shared memory and futures could be made of them.



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