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Re: posix_spawn

From: Igor Khavkine
Subject: Re: posix_spawn
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2001 12:49:13 -0400
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On Sat, Jun 16, 2001 at 05:53:52AM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> It has been noted that the slowness of fork on the Hurd may be a
> substantial factor in uses like large builds.  One way to avoid this
> problem is to avoid fork.  In glibc we have <spawn.h> providing posix_spawn
> and related functions; most common cases where a program uses fork and exec
> directly can be replaced by calls to posix_spawn et al.

Just out of curiosity, is posix_spawn a standard interface? And
is it reasonable for programs to expect to have it available
on a system that say, doesn't use glibc?


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