Subject: Re: rpc xid randomness
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/07/2003 20:46:08
> 	why are we using (poorly-designed) pseudorandom number instead of
> 	sequential number right now?

I suspect because seqential xids get confused when a system reboots
and immediately starts again the the same point.

date ones are a problem if more that one has to be allocated in the
same tick.


David Laight: