[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Kurt H Maier khm at sciops.net
Mon Sep 25 06:36:21 AEST 2017


On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 07:06:17AM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> +1 on what Ron said.  I don't get the rationale for going back to ptrace.
> Anyone know what it is?  Is there a perf issue?

The usual rationale presented is that someone can exhaust the fd table
and then you can't get anything done.  Instead of fixing that problem,
the popular approach is to add more syscalls, like with getrandom(2).

khm



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