Re: Some questions about linux kernel.

From: Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH (
Date: Thu Mar 16 2000 - 05:55:36 EST

In message <>, "Rask
Ingemann L
ambertsen" writes:
| vfork() can replace fork() in pretty much any variety of fork()/exec()
| or fork()/wait(). This covers the wast majority of uses of fork(). The
+--->8 long as you don't need to make any function calls with side effects
and the exec() ALWAYS succeeds; otherwise the child trashes the parent.

vfork() is a bug.

brandon s. allbery	   os/2,linux,solaris,perl
system administrator	   kthkrb,heimdal,gnome,rt
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering			kf8nh
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