* Matthew Dillon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [020718 11:40] wrote:
>     fdalloc() does not reserve the descriptor number it
>     returns, it simply finds a free slot and says 'this
>     index is a free slot'.  Even in the latest -current,
>     fdalloc() releases the fdp lock when it goes to
>     MALLOC so the race appears to still be present.

This is true.  I think one way to fix this is to preallocate
the 'struct file' you're going to put into the array and have
fdalloc() insert the created file instead of just finding a 
slot.  Problem is that it's a bunch of grunt work to do this.

-Alfred Perlstein [[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
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 start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.'
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