On Tue, 9 May 2006 16:13:18 +0200 Frank Steinborn <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Nikos Vassiliadis wrote: > > Isn't kern.randompid a boolean? TRUE or FALSE? > > No. > > > It is just on or off. 1 means PIDs are random. > > 0 means PIDs are sequential. to be exact, everything > > not being 0, is TRUE. > > That is not true. Peter Pentchev once wrote: > > "The kern.randompid sysctl is not a boolean flag, but an estimate of > the random value that will be added to each newly created pid. For > more information, read the comments in src/sys/kern/kern_fork.c before > the sysctl_kern_randompid() function (around line 150). The function > itself ignores sysctl settings of less than 2." Yes, but constantly changing the setting is unneeded. Simply set it to something large, like 10000, and a random number between 2 and 10000 will be added to the pid of each new child. -- Bill Moran Collaborative Fusion Inc. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"