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Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

Posted Dec 5, 2010 20:40 UTC (Sun) by quotemstr (subscriber, #45331)
In reply to: Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs by nix
Parent article: Ghosts of Unix past, part 4: High-maintenance designs

except on tiny non-MMU systems, which can theoretically implement spawn*() but not fork()/exec()
Cygwin also falls into this category. fork() works there, but it's painfully slow because it copies the entire address space. spawn() is far more efficient.


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