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SubjectRe: 32-bit pid_t / security
On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 11:47:41AM +0200, David Weinehall wrote:

> > Thus, "Hoping for security" is meaningless.
> > But "Hoping for more security by having more PID's" is quite
> > reasonable. If I am local user on your system then I can break in
> > using a wraparound. If that takes 2147483647 processes I have to
> > wait longer than when that takes 32000 processes.
>
> Please, I'm with you on this one, not against you. I want pid_t to be
> increased. I'd rather see it sooner than later.

Good.

> What I meant was simply that _purely_ making the move out of security
> reasons might not be reasonable.

So it is only here we disagree.

Andries
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