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SubjectRe: PID Wrap <strangeness>
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Guest section DW <dwguest@win.tue.nl> said:

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> [What does harm a little bit however, is the fact that we wrap.
> For security reasons I would much prefer a 31-bit pid.
> However, Linus did not apply my (trivial) patch, not sure precisely why,
> perhaps just 2.4 freeze. It is a good time now, now that ipc problems
> have been cleared up.]

AFAIR, this is due to the idea of reserving those bits, leaving some to
distinguish threads, use them to identify a machine in a cluster, whatever.
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