[zeromq-dev] [request] IPC on windows

blp330 blp330 at msn.com
Fri Aug 5 07:54:01 CEST 2011

Martin Sustrik <sustrik <at> 250bpm.com> writes:

> On 08/04/2011 06:49 AM, blp330 wrote:
> > I am looking for ZeroMQ’s windows IPC support for a long time.
> You can use TCP for inter-process communication at the moment.
> If you need NamedPipes, you need to implement IOCP polling mechanism 
> first (select doesn't handle NamedPipes). Have a look at 
> select_t/poll_t/epoll_t/devpoll_t/kqueue_t classes for example of how 
> polling mechanism is to be implemented. Also check the mailing list 
> archives for the discussions of IOCP.
> Martin

Is IOCP polling the only way to implement ipc:// in ZeroMQ? 
I did not dig into zeromq's code yet, so I can't make sure how to implement
ipc:// properly. 

How about use shared memory to emulate that? Shared memory seems like the most
efficient mechanism for IPC.

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