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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
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