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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?

    pedro venda.
    Pedro João Lopes Venda

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