Re: [PATCH] thread wakeup fix for 2.4.0-test7

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 08:59:44 EST

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Jamie Lokier wrote:

> Alan Cox wrote:
> > > close doesn't close. This would be a ``bug'', Linus.
> >
> > Nope. The fd can be closed and a new one opened while the poll sleeps on the
> > existing one. The current code is compliant
> So can you open enough files to crash a machine this way then?
> (Because the _fd_ limit is never reached, but the open file limit may be).

Erm... "Limit reached" != "crash a machine"... Root has some reserve.

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