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SubjectRe: [patch 7/8] fdmap v2 - implement sys_socket2
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From: Davide Libenzi <davidel@xmailserver.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 16:04:40 -0700 (PDT)

> On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Alan Cox wrote:
>
> > > The sys_accept() system call has been modified to return a file
> > > descriptor inside the non-sequential area, if the listening fd is.
> > > The sys_socketcall() system call has been also changed to support
> > > a new SYS_SOCKET2 indentifier.
> >
> > This still all seems really really ugly. Is there anything wrong with
> > throwing all these extra cases out and replacing the entire lot with
> >
> > prctl(PR_SPARSEFD, 1);
> >
> > to turn on sparse fd allocation for a process ?
>
> There was a little discussion where I tried to whisper something similar,
> but Linus and Uli shot me :) - with good reasons IMO.
> You may link to runtimes that are not non-sequentialfd aware, and will
> break them.

Thanks for explaining this issue clearly instead of telling people
to "go read the archives" in a condescending manner like someone
else did.
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