Are named posix semaphores not implemented?

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon May 11 16:49:35 UTC 2009

On Saturday 09 May 2009 2:36:10 pm Lothar Scholz wrote:
> Hello pluknet,
> p> First, you should have sem(4) capacity enabled in kernel
> p> (via kldload or statically built). It seems you haven't.
> Yes - but it was a total fresh PC-BSD build.
> I must say that i really don't like this start off with
> anything disabled. They will never get a good desktop os
> if the user can't run simple programs without the need to
> learn about kernel modules.
> Well this is the wrong list to discuss this anyway.

They are disabled by default because they used to be badly broken.  They have 
been overhauled in 7.2 and perhaps should be enabled by default now.

John Baldwin

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