[ILUG] programming query...
paulj at alphyra.ie
Sat Jul 28 13:29:46 IST 2001
On Sat, 28 Jul 2001, kevin lyda wrote:
> and then i go from api calls to ipc. complexity scampers up, performance
> scampers down. going down that road, a less complex way would be
> rpc, but i'm trying to explore options that keep performance high and
> complexity low. a single process with a well defined api gives me that.
indeed... but you're looking to make your process as bulletproof as
possible from bugs contained in a loadable object file, no? even with
a fortified malloc, the module can surely still fsck up the process,
> added bonus is that mmalloc can give me persistence if i want that.
> and i'm ignoring the amazingly unportable clone call.
unportable, but it does mean you can put the loaded code into a
seperate VM context while still sharing fds.
you could make it an added feature if compiled on linux:
"-DROBUST: This feature makes the programme more robust against bugs
in loadable modules. Currently only available on linux."
anyway.. just another option, that's all.
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