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    SubjectRe: [RFC 1/4] kevent: core files.

    > Things were like that at one point in time, but file descriptors turn out
    > to introduce a huge gaping security hole with SUID programs. The problem
    > is that any event context is closely tied to the address space of the
    > thread issuing the syscalls, and file descriptors do not have this close
    > binding.

    Can you go into that hole in more detail?

    > Except that you're not usually pulling a full ring worth of events at a
    > time, more often just one.

    OK, but then to wait for it you were already sleeping in the kernel, right?

    Clearly we should port httpd to kevents and take some measurements :)

    - z
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