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Re: Alternative network stack design (was: Re: Potential use case for op

From: Jonathan S. Shapiro
Subject: Re: Alternative network stack design (was: Re: Potential use case for opaque space bank: domain factored network stack
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2007 23:26:24 -0500

On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 00:51 +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> At Sun, 07 Jan 2007 14:01:51 -0500,
> "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > This sounds like you intend to have all network buffers owned by the
> > network subsystem. If so, you have re-invented denial of service.
> > 
> > Could you clarify whether this is the case?
> I don't think so.  The effect of the proposal is intended to be the
> following: Pages can be "tagged" so that they can be made opaque by
> certain designated (and thus authorized) subsystems only.  Ownership
> of the resource remains within the party who did the tagging.  I think
> that this description catches the main idea.

This begins to smell like dead fish. What this proposal is saying is:

  We think that opaque pages are bad for some reason, but we
  can't find a clean way to get rid of them and do effective
  resource accounting, so we are restricting their use to the
  Hurd-NG gods.

How is this position any different from RIAA restricting my use of

Jonathan S. Shapiro, Ph.D.
Managing Director
The EROS Group, LLC
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