Subject: Re: Kernel support for ELF-format core files
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/14/2001 19:35:33
>>>>>> ((lwpid << 16) | pid).
>> #define PID_MAX         30000
> Is there any reason we can't use larger process IDs?

I can't think of any, except the one already cited (compatability with
userland code that "knows" PIDs are in the range [1..30000]).
Personally, I don't think that reason is enough (though it might be
nice to make PID_MAX settable at kernel config time, so people who are
stuck with such code can build kernels that "work" with it).

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