lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Sun, 29 Apr 2007 12:02:18 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] [GIT PATCH net-2.6.23] IPV6: Configurable IPv6 address
 selection policy table (RFC3484)

From: Ulrich Drepper <>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 23:39:22 -0700

> David Miller wrote:
> > One idea is to have glibc have some kind of socket open, subscribed
> > to a group which gets "sticky" events.
> I don't quite yet know the context but I have to intervene: keeping
> sockets open is not good.  This will only cause problems.
> Any interface must be memory based.  Something like "register a word
> which is set when an event arrives" is a much better interface.  Who you
> then go and retrieve messages is another issue.  If this is a rare event
> then opening is new netlink socket is no problem.

That's ne excellent point, however my concern is that we are
accumulating lots of these things.

You can't load up the vsyscall page with a memory word for each and
every thing of this nature, for example.

Something more scalable has to be used.
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe netdev" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at

Powered by blists - more mailing lists