[zeromq-dev] Windows named pipes tutorial

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Fri Jun 10 15:48:50 CEST 2011


Hi Chuck,

> There has been discussion on IRC and here about getting the IPC
> transport working on Windows. I ran across this article today that
> goes over using Named Pipes on Windows for asynchronous IPC. Perhaps
> it will provide some ideas on how to accomplish this task in 0mq.
>
> http://veridium.net/programming-tutorials/scalable-ipc-using-asynchronous-named-pipes-and-io-completion-ports/

Thanks for the link!

The problem with named pipes is that you need to poll on them using IOCP 
rather that select() as is the case now.

Unfortunately, all the attempts to add IOCP support to 0MQ so far were 
unsuccessful.

Martin



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