Posted Nov 20, 2009 1:00 UTC (Fri) by socket
Parent article: eclone()
Okay, I'm confused. I have some memory of a topic of debate in kernel-land, long ago, about PID randomization. I don't recall exactly why randomizing PIDs was considered a good idea, but I think it was somehow security-related.
It seems that the proposal discussed here, "the ability to create a new process with a specific process ID," would be exactly what randomized PIDs attempts to prevent.
So, I'm not sure what I'm talking about, obviously, but does this give anyone else a suggestion of what I'm talking about?
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