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Old 08-03-2009
We load in memory oracle tables. To read the tables, they have associate several indexes. so we have several shared memory segment:
1..n Data Segment
1..n Indexex Segment (1xIndex)
1 Control Segment: To control de access of the table in memory.

One process can need read the same table with different index. (similar to SQL access). And so i need one instance (connection to data segment) for each different index access.

The index segment connection will be different, but the data segment will be the same. It was the problem.

, And these tables can be read by different indexes,

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SHMAT(2)						      BSD System Calls Manual							  SHMAT(2)

shmat, shmdt -- attach or detach shared memory LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/ipc.h> #include <sys/shm.h> void * shmat(int shmid, const void *addr, int flag); int shmdt(const void *addr); DESCRIPTION
The shmat() system call attaches the shared memory segment identified by shmid to the calling process's address space. The address where the segment is attached is determined as follows: o If addr is 0, the segment is attached at an address selected by the kernel. o If addr is nonzero and SHM_RND is not specified in flag, the segment is attached the specified address. o If addr is specified and SHM_RND is specified, addr is rounded down to the nearest multiple of SHMLBA. The shmdt() system call detaches the shared memory segment at the address specified by addr from the calling process's address space. RETURN VALUES
Upon success, shmat() returns the address where the segment is attached; otherwise, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error. The shmdt() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
The shmat() system call will fail if: [EINVAL] No shared memory segment was found corresponding to shmid. [EINVAL] The addr argument was not an acceptable address. The shmdt() system call will fail if: [EINVAL] The addr argument does not point to a shared memory segment. SEE ALSO
shmctl(2), shmget(2) BSD
August 2, 1995 BSD

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