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Interprocess Communication

Readings: Chapter 7, Comer.

An operating system provides interprocess communication to allow processes to exchange information. Interprocess communication is useful for creating cooperating processes. For instance an `ls' process and a `more' process can cooperate to produce a paged listing of a directory.

There are several mechanisms for interprocess communication. We discuss some of these below.


Prasun Dewan 2006-02-02