[Haskell-cafe] whatever happened to sendFile?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Fri Aug 15 02:26:18 EDT 2008

On 2008 Aug 15, at 2:23, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> On 15 Aug 2008, at 12:17 pm, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
>> Actually, while I'm not sure how Linux does it, on the *BSDs pipes  
>> are actually socketpairs.
> This raises the question, which the documentation did not make clear  
> to me,
> whether a "named pipe" is a pipe.  One would hope it was, but
> S_IFIFO and S_IFSOCK are different...

They have to be:  bound AF_UNIX sockets and fifos have very different  
semantics.  That said, fifos could still be a different socket type,  
just as pipes are a distinct socket type.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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