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Re: RFC: import of posix_spawn GSoC results

On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 04:07:45AM +0000, YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
> my understanding:
> there is no need to stop other threads as far as posix_spawn is concerned.
> so there is no big performace problems with a vfork-based implementation.
> because our current implementation of vfork suspends the calling threads
> only, it can be used to implement posix_spawn as it is.  a vfork'ed child
> should carefully avoid touching memory shared with other threads, but it's
> doable and not too complex.

Which is exactly why vfork usage is not safe. The child has to know all
interfaces that are possible shared, which can often happen behind your
back in libc.


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