Are named posix semaphores not implemented?

peterjeremy at peterjeremy at
Tue May 12 09:49:24 UTC 2009

On 2009-May-09 20:36:10 +0200, Lothar Scholz <scholz at> wrote:
>I must say that i really don't like this start off with
>anything disabled.

OTOH, people run FreeBSD because they don't want a default
configuration that is bloated by lots of "features" that they will
never use and (in some cases) reduce system performance.

> They will never get a good desktop os
>if the user can't run simple programs without the need to
>learn about kernel modules.

This depends on your definition of "simple".  I've been running
FreeBSD for over 10 years and I don't think I've ever needed sem(4).

>Well this is the wrong list to discuss this anyway.

It might be relevant if you want to propose the default inclusion of
sem(4) into GENERIC (though I'm not sure if PC-BSD is a FreeBSD
GENERIC kernel or one that has been adapted for PC-BSD).

Peter Jeremy
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