[lkml]   [2000]   [Feb]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: PID Wrap <strangeness>
Guest section DW <> said:


> [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.
Horst von Brand
Casilla 9G, Viña del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:56    [W:0.076 / U:3.540 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site