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Re: Task destruction

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Task destruction
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 16:36:15 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 06:34:18PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > 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?

I forgot to say that creating a thread is also a privilege of the task server
:)  They don't need to be allocated up-front.


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