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Date:	Tue, 13 Mar 2007 13:02:56 -0700 (PDT)
From:	Roland McGrath <>
To:	Benjamin LaHaise <>
Cc:	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] avoid OPEN_MAX in SCM_MAX_FD

> > -#define SCM_MAX_FD	(OPEN_MAX-1)
> > +#define SCM_MAX_FD	(NR_OPEN-1)
> This is a bad idea.  [...]

Ok.  My only agenda is to get rid of OPEN_MAX.
I then propose the following instead.



The OPEN_MAX constant is an arbitrary number with no useful relation to
anything.  Nothing should be using it.  SCM_MAX_FD is just an arbitrary
constant and it should be clear that its value is chosen in net/scm.h
and not actually derived from anything else meaningful in the system.

Signed-off-by: Roland McGrath <>
 include/net/scm.h |    5 ++---
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/net/scm.h b/include/net/scm.h
index 5637d5e..2240690 100644  
--- a/include/net/scm.h
+++ b/include/net/scm.h
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@
 /* Well, we should have at least one descriptor open
  * to accept passed FDs 8)
-#define SCM_MAX_FD	(OPEN_MAX-1)
+#define SCM_MAX_FD	255
 struct scm_fp_list
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