Subject: Re: Foward: FreeBSD Security Advisory: FreeBSD-SA-00:19.semconfig
To: Takahiro Kambe <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/26/2000 19:57:21
the advisory is misleading, if not actually incorrect.

on netbsd, the worst that happens is that other processes *which
actively hold semaphores locked* will be blocked from exiting.

Given that a vanishingly small number of programs actually use
semaphores, this dramatically reduces the impact of this problem.

				- Bill