Subject: Re: rpc xid randomness
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <email@example.com>
From: Frank van der Linden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/08/2003 23:17:42
On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 07:50:58PM +0900, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:
> to summarize,
> - the currently-committed code is not good. it is not resistant to
> number reuse/duplication.
> - sequential number with time.tv_sec initialization is resistant to
> number reuse/duplication, if we don't set date(1).
> - niels' generator is resistant to number reuse/duplcation, and probably
> there's no chance for duplication on reboot (due to the use of random
> number as initialization)
I just want to see some kind of benchmark, like lat_rpc from lmbench.
Or maybe just spray(8).
If it doesn't introduce too much overhead, it's fine with me.
Frank van der Linden email@example.com
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