[seL4] Capability unwrapping

Raoul Duke raould at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 10:51:20 EST 2015


> However if in practice the number is always 1, 2 or 3

I understand that there is a pragmatic choice to be made. And
obviously I don't have a leg to stand on since (a) I do not contribute
to the project, (b) nor do I even use the project! So this is one of
those, "somebody is wrong on the Internet" kind of bike-shedding
true-scotsman type nit picking threads on my part.

Still... so far I haven't liked the wording used. I mean, how can
anybody know what the "in practice" number "always" is? It seemed like
/one person/ mentioned their one use case, and the magic value that
they personally like/need. That doesn't seem to be anywhere near, "is
always" to me. What if I decided tomorrow *I* need 7? Or even what if
the person who said 6 comes back in a month and says, "oh, golly, did
I say 6? I really meant to say 12." Yes, there is some amount of
reductio ad absurdum involved ;-). But the way I have read the
messages here it is as if God told us 6 is the right number. :-)

I'll do my best to shut up now :-) :-)



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