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    Subject[RFC] pid randomness
    hi everyone,

    I don't know if this has been discussed before... but I'd like to ask
    why isn't the pids randomized by default?

    I mean, of course it's not required for normal functioning but it'd be
    nice to have a Kconfig option to make it happen.

    The (newbie) way I see it, it'd not be hard to do... generate pid, check
    if it's unique, give pid to process. It could bring some minor security
    enhancements while taking a slight performance hit (seek & compare
    algorithm for used pids).

    What are the pros and cons of this? What are your oppinions on this subjet?

    regards,
    pedro venda.
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    Pedro João Lopes Venda
    email: pjvenda@rnl.ist.utl.pt
    http://maxwell.rnl.ist.utl.pt

    Equipa de Administração de Sistemas
    Rede das Novas Licenciaturas (RNL)
    Instituto Superior Técnico
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