Jan Kiszka wrote:
> Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>> File descriptors are all identically structured objects, so at worst you
>>> ruin some other app's day. But the registry contains arbitrary objects
>>> with different internal layout. If you start assuming object_a * is
>>> object_b * and use the pointer etc. included in a as if they have the
>>> meaning of b, you quickly ruin the kernel's day as well. Therefore,
>>> native, e.g., does magic checks after fetching from the registry. As I
>>> said, this test here works differently, but it has the same effect and
>>> impact.
>> By the way, would not it make sense to have separate hash tables for
>> separate objects types ? I mean then we would not need any validation,
>> and several object types could use the same name.
> 
> From that POV a good idea. The only issue I see is a management problem:
> How many mutex, thread, queue, whatever slots do you want in your
> system? One knob for them all? Or countless knobs for all object types
> of all skins? That's hairy, I'm afraid.

xnmalloc, the pool size is the limit.

-- 
                                                 Gilles.

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