Subject: Re: Kernel support for ELF-format core files
To: None <>
From: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/24/2002 09:18:48
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On Fri, Dec 14, 2001 at 07:35:33PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> I can't think of any, except the one already cited (compatability with
> userland code that "knows" PIDs are in the range [1..30000]).

Then that userland code is just silly. We provide pid_t for a good
reason. If it can't ever break four digits, why are we wasting 32
bits on it?

> 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).

That does seem polite. :^>

gabriel rosenkoetter

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