Chris Peel <chris.gsi@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > My question is - how does the reply message _actually_ get back to > BMessenger->SendMessage()? Is it: > > (a) by copying memory between processes Generally, messaging works using ports. A BMessenger combines the target port, plus its team as well as a target token that identifies a specific handler. The synchronous reply mechanism just uses one of a cached list of reply ports that are only used for this case. See src/kits/app/Message.cpp line 2177ff. While messaging uses ports (and with them, memory copies between processes), the actual data might be sent using an area after some threshold is reached (IIRC 64K). Bye, Axel.