Re: [patch 7/8] fdmap v2 - implement sys_socket2
From: Xavier Bestel
Date: Mon Jun 11 2007 - 04:25:29 EST
On Fri, 2007-06-08 at 20:30 +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > To avoid exactly the kind of problem we have now in future: programs
> > relying on specific patterns.
> Which you seem to think is a bad thing, yet is actually a very good thing
> because it means that crashes are repeatable and problems are debuggable
> from end user reports.
You can have both.
Look at malloc(): when you write your program you can't really guess
which address will be returned by a malloc() call, but you know that if
you launch it twice and if it has the same input, malloc()'s behavior is
repeatable so it's debuggable.
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