[zeromq-dev] Fundamental perks?

Stephen Hemminger stephen at networkplumber.org
Fri May 15 21:42:35 CEST 2015

On Thu, 14 May 2015 09:34:33 -0400
Kenneth Adam Miller <kennethadammiller at gmail.com> wrote:

> But our use case still needs to communicate between processes in the new model proposed. The idea is for regular raw sockets to be used to communicate between processes, because this would be the only communication, and the linux kernel would automatically replace any localhost communication with inter process communication (?)

That is not true. localhost communication on Linux still goes through TCP.
Solaris did that at one point, and there were research projects to do localhost
passthrough, but it has a whole lot of corner cases which meant it never went
into upstream and any distro I know of.

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