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Subject: RE: Need name and functionality suggestions for a new utility
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Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 15:29:25 +1000
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Thread-Topic: Need name and functionality suggestions for a new utility
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor [mailto:cgf AT redhat DOT com]
> >Also mmap id's, and any named objects that are file 
> path/name based will
> >need alteration (prefix with 'MyOwnCygwin' ?). The cygwin daemon is
> >going to need adjustment for this as well.
> I don't think I want to go that crazy.  This is just for 
> cygwin objects.
> Theoretically, the whole mount table will look different so mmap
> objects, at least, will refer to different paths anyway.

Ahh, touch /t
run prog that mmaps to /t
will conflict unless the named objects are created using win32 paths as
their basis. And for canonical behaviour using the unix path makes sense
to me.

> I'd want to provide a mechanism for someone to isolate one cygwin
> release from another (which is probably something that I 
> vowed I'd never
> do, actually).  But, I don't want it to be too intrusive.
> shm ids could be handled by changing the seeding of ftok(), though.

Errm, yes. So ftok() needs changing to accomodate this. 
> >>cygjail maybe?  cygisland?  cygme?
> >
> >cygme with your coding trick?  (aplogies to Ian Dury).
> Don't know the reference, sorry.

"Hit me with your rhythm stick", - search for Ian Dury and the
Blockheads. I'm pretty sure you will recognise it if you hear it.
> >I like isolate, it's pretty clear, and shouldn't create 
> mental conflict
> >with 'jail' or 'chroot'.  Also, howabout 'cygvirtual' or 
> 'cygalternate'
> >?
> >
> >Or even 'cygXP :}'.
> >
> >mycyg might be another one.
> Maybe.  I don't like the prefix 'cyg' much but it does help reduce
> namespace pollution if we call all of the unique cygwin utilities
> cygsomething -- even if we strayed from that naming in the past.

cygmycyg ? 


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