[erlang-questions] Unix domain sockets
Fri Mar 21 09:59:14 CET 2014
I did implement this a while ago
It is basically a specialized version of inet driver, using the same internal protocol and register in a
way the gen_tcp api may be used directly. The drawback with this a approach is of course that this
driver must be updated every time the inet driver is updated, but I can not really se any other way
of doing this right now.
The api is very simple (afunix still lack any kind of documentation) and
differ from gen_tcp only in the listen and connect functions.
The afunix specific functions are
Hope that it can be useful.
On 21 mar 2014, at 05:32, Michael Truog <> wrote:
> I also am disappointed that unix domain sockets lack support, but I am also disappointed there are more internal checks to prevent their use now. I have been able to graft on support, but it isn't pretty (since it needs to avoid the internal prim_inet checks):
> When I add unix domain sockets this way, I do get an internal ERTS thread stuck at 100% CPU (somehow stuck in a tight loop) for unknown reasons, but it works fine otherwise.
> On 03/19/2014 04:13 PM, James wrote:
>> five years later... and there is still no support for uds, only the uds_dist example, which does not even build on linux as it was evidently created for solaris.
>> On Wednesday, March 4, 2009 5:23:21 AM UTC-5, rvirding wrote:
>> I just saw a lament in twitter that Erlang doesn't support Unix domain sockets. Is that so? If not is there a nice link to some documentation explaining that we do and how to do it?
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