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NAME

streams - System V STREAMS networking ABI support

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Description
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SYNOPSIS

To link System V Release 4 (SVR4) STREAMS interprocess communication ABI support into the kernel:
.Cd device streams

To load the SVR4 STREAMS interprocess communication ABI support kernel module:

kldload streams

DESCRIPTION

The streams module provides limited System V Release 4 STREAMS interprocess communication ABI (application binary interface) compatibility for userland applications.

Internally, streams provides STREAMS handles by using socket creation kernel routines, and adding state-tracking information to the socket to permit manipulation by STREAMS emulation code in svr4(4). Hence, opening a stream device produces a result similar to what would be obtained by calling socket(2).

Applications should never use this interface directly: STREAMS emulation is only provided as a service to support ABI requirements in the SVR4 environment which svr4(4) needs to present to client binaries.

SEE ALSO

svr4(4)

HISTORY

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