A whirlwind tour of changes in the Linux 2.6.x system call API

What am I doing here?

Presentation Approach

Nuts and Bolts

Main topics

epoll: monitoring file descriptors

Extended Attributes: associating arbitrary metadata with files

inotify: monitoring file system events

POSIX timers

POSIX message queues

If we have time

New Transport Layer Protocols

POSIX semaphores for interprocess synchronization


Resource limits



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