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SubjectRe: [patch 7/8] fdmap v2 - implement sys_socket2
> > #1: Throw the whole thing away and accept its not a good idea anyway
> Unfortunately (exactly because of the same guarantees you're asking for
> those handles), in order for userspace libraries to reliably internally
> use fds to interact with the kernel, you need another kind of allocation
> strategy.

Unproven and dubious at best as a claim.

> > #2: If I was really going this way and I wanted to use it for serious
> > tricks for high performance I/O then I'd provide the handle from
> > userspace so that the strategy for allocation is controlled by the caller
> > who is the only one who can make the smart decisions
> It does not work. What if the main application, library A and library B
> wants to implement their own allocation strategy?

Its called "discipline". I would suggest that libc contains a default
allocator. You might also want to assign library and application ranges
for clarity.

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