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SubjectRe: Suspend2 merge preparation: Rationale behind the freezer changes.

Oliver Neukum wrote:
> Am Freitag, 21. Mai 2004 14:28 schrieb Nigel Cunningham:
>>Yes, but what order? I played with that problem for ages. Perhaps I just
>> didn't find the right combination.
> How about recording the order of creation and do it in opposite order?

We could add a field to the process struct to record that. (Since PIDs
can wrap, they can't be relied upon for this).

One potential problem is that we'd race with processes that were
forking, but that's a problem with the existing implementation anyway.

I can see that the only way I'm going to convince people that we need
the method I settled on is by showing the deficiencies of the current one :<

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