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OpenBSD has a working implementation, might be worth looking at???

Cheers,
Matt Johnston.

On Fri, 23 Feb 2001 23:34, Heusden, Folkert van wrote:
> >> My code runs trough the whole task_list to see if a chosen pid is
> >> already
> >>
> >> in use or not.
> >
> > But it doesn't check for a recently used PID. Lets say your system is
> > exhausting 1000 PIDs/second, and that there is a window of 20ms between
>
> you
>
> > determining which PID to send to, and the recipient process receiving it.
>
> Ah, I get your point. Good point :o)
>
> I was thinking: I could split the PIDs up in 2...16383 and 16384-32767 and
> then
> switch between them when a process ends? nah, that doesn't help it.
> hmmm.
> I think random increments (instead of last_pid+1) would be the best thing
> to do then?
>
>
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