Re: minor bugs around fork_init

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Sun Dec 24 2000 - 15:23:31 EST


> > * get_pid causes a deadlock when all pid numbers are in use.
> > In the worst case, only 10900 threads are required to exhaust
> > the 15 bit pid space.
> Yes. I posted a patch for 31-bit pids once or twice.
> There is no great hurry, but on the other hand, it is always
> better to make these changes long before it is really urgent.

On 2Gig machine, you should be able to overflow 16 bits. So it is
quite urgent.

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