:* 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]]
:'Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"

    If you do this be careful in regards to open() and close() which
    might place the descriptor in a transitory state.  You don't want
    another thread picking the descriptor up while it is in that

                                        Matthew Dillon 
                                        <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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