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    SubjectRe: PID Wrap <strangeness>

    On Tue, Feb 22, 2000 at 05:31:51PM -0500, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
    > On Linux 2.3.41 (haven't checked others) when the PID wraps past
    > 32,767 the next PID is 300. It is not the next-available low one.
    >
    > Does anybody know why?

    For speed, since a lot of pids lower than 300 are used by daemons,
    there's no need to check them. This will speedup the get_pid
    function after a wrap.

    me

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