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

From: Alan Cox
Date: Fri Jun 08 2007 - 15:45:37 EST

> So, what do you plan to do? Those handle won't be zero-based. Your
> "working" system I immagine will do:
> bleeh[handle - BASE].duh = ...;
> How nice for a working system. If you *store* the handle returned by the
> OS, and you *use* the handle to call for OS services, you will be fine
> independently from the value handed out by the OS.

Well there are two ways I'd do this

#1: Throw the whole thing away and accept its not a good idea anyway

#2: If I was really going this way and I wanted to use it for serious
tricks for high performance I/O then I'd provide the handle from
userspace so that the strategy for allocation is controlled by the caller
who is the only one who can make the smart decisions
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