Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 09:25:11PM +0100, Arthur de Jong wrote:
>> This seems to be quite common code (from one of my packages (cvsd),
>> don't know what the original source for this code was):
>> for (i=0;i<m;i++)
>> There are hurd packages for this package so that should also work.
> I wouldn't be so quick to assume that sysconf(_SC_OPEN_MAX) does anything
> useful on Hurd at runtime.
Plus, I suppose making 65,000 pointless system calls during the startup of
a daemon (not a particularly surprising value for the limit on open file
descriptors) isn't really that big of a deal, but it feels kind of "ugh"
to me. If every daemon does that, I wonder if it would have a noticable
impact on startup speed. Probably not, since in Linux system calls are
pretty fast, but that's a large multiplicative factor.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>