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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_SYSVIPC:

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Inter Process Communication is a suite of library functions and system calls which let processes (running programs) synchronize and exchange information. It is generally considered to be a good thing, and some programs won't run unless you say Y here. In particular, if you want to run the DOS emulator dosemu under Linux (read the DOSEMU-HOWTO, available from, you'll need to say Y here.

You can find documentation about IPC with "info ipc" and also in section 6.4 of the Linux Programmer's Guide, available from



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