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Re: Task destruction

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: Task destruction
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 18:34:18 -0400 (EDT)

> On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 06:29:54PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > I don't know enough about what the task server does to not be clueless here.
> > What does the task server do that would need privilege? 
> Creating and killing tasks (address spaces).

Really?  I don't see why that should be privileged except that it can
allocate kernel resources.  But can't creating threads also allocate kernel
resources?  Or do you have to allocate all them up-front with the task and
hard-limit the number of threads you can create?

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