Re: Problems with Race condition (binfmt_misc)

Hans Lermen (
Thu, 15 May 1997 13:52:37 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 15 May 1997, Richard Guenther wrote:

> The stress test procedure I use is to concurrently add, remove and cat
> the status of entries from binfmt_misc.

Well, this test situation isn't likely to happen under realistic conditions.
( this is why in fact I never run into a race with binfmt_misc )
You will register a binfmt only once at bootup in your /etc/rc*, will you?
... and this normally doesn't run concurrently ;-)

Other than that, "binfmt_misc" is GREAT and deserves a place in the
mainstream kernels. The latest (not yet released) dosemu will make use
of it for it's new DEXE format.