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Re: Does Linux support STREAMS


> Does Linux supports STREAMS?

	The short answer is no. Streams are basically a svr4 heritage, and
linux, at least in the default config, doesn't have streams. Although I do
remember that somewhere on the net there was a kernel add-on or a library
that emulated stream pipes on top of some other thing (named/unnamed pipes
or unix domain sockets).
	I needed this thingie a while ago when I was trying to port a
hp-ux thing that used stream pipes to linux. I also remember that I had
posted a query about this to the linux-kernel mailing list, and the
response I got was that they don't support stream pipes is because stream
pipes suck, and that you can always do the same thing using unix domain
sockets (socketpair).

Kedar N. Patankar.
Senior Software Engineer.
Ishoni Networks India Pvt. Ltd.
email - kedar@xxxxxxxxxx
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