[zeromq-dev] Thread-safe sockets (cont.)

Gary Wright at2002+zmq at me.com
Fri Feb 17 05:09:12 CET 2012

On Feb 16, 2012, at 8:56 PM, john skaller wrote:
> There is an analogue in Posix: optional locking. It's fairly useless.
> Because anyone can write into a locked region of a file by ignoring
> the locks. 

That is a pretty broad generalization.  Advisory locks are quite useful
when you are dealing with co-operative access, which happens automatically
if you've got multiple clients utilizing the same library code.
I think it would be unusual to have arbitrary clients accessing something like
a shared file (or shared socket...).

Gary Wright

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