[Openmcl-devel] process-run-function and mach ports usage

Raffael Cavallaro raffaelcavallaro at mac.com
Wed Feb 23 13:55:58 PST 2011

On Feb 23, 2011, at 10:55 AM, mikel evins wrote:

> What struck me about the conversations was that Avie said Mach was designed to leak certain resources because allowing them to leak avoided some costly houskeeping, and in "normal use" the leaks would not be a problem. Mach's designers simply assumed that systems would be rebooted often enough to prevent any issues arising.
> I remember that he seemed slightly put out that NeXT customers would use system calls in a way that violated that assumption.
> I'm not sure what my point is

I believe your point may be that "Mach sucks," and now, thanks to your reminiscence, we understand how. ;^)

warmest regards,


Raffael Cavallaro
raffaelcavallaro at me.com

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