Subject: Re: new vfork(2) implementation
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/04/1998 10:24:47
On Sat, 3 Jan 1998, Jason Thorpe wrote:

: Well, the only shell in our tree that uses vfork() is csh.  sh and ksh
: don't; they use fork().

Is there any reason sh could be "fixed" to use vfork()?  Considering the
enormous number of scripts out there that use sh, this could be a big
performance gain. 

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