Re: [patch 7/8] fdmap v2 - implement sys_socket2

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Fri Jun 08 2007 - 15:09:01 EST

On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> We are talking about file descriptors here. If you're using file
> descriptors as anything other than tokens you'll find out soon enough
> that your code is broken. The new type of file descriptors cannot be
> used as indeces and the randomization makes sure that no program by some
> fluke happens to work.

No, Uli.

You need things to be *repeatable* for debugging. No ifs, buts, or maybes
about it.

I think truly random is a bad idea, or at the very least needs some way to
disable it.

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