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Subject: Re: [boost] [threads] Win32 Events on POSIX
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-16 23:00:25

On Monday 16 February 2015 17:04:34 Rob Stewart wrote:
> On February 16, 2015 8:21:01 AM EST, Andrey Semashev
<andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > On Monday 16 February 2015 06:47:00 Rob Stewart wrote:
> > >
> > > The same is possible using select if one opens a pipe
> > > or socket to the other process, since closing the
> > > other process will close its end of the IPC.
> >
> > I think sigwait or signalfd are better suited for this.
> Those only apply to monitoring signals. The desire here was to wait on
> multiple things including sync primitives.

I was suggesting a way to monitor a process, as a better alternative to pipes.

> > However, I feel that in such cases specialized solutions or
> > Boost.ASIO would play better.
> Those would only apply to files, sockets, etc.

Boost.ASIO has support for any fd-based entities, and also can be used to
invoke functions in the working threads. This covers pretty much everything
you may need in order to synchronize with multiple event sources.

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