Subject: vfork + /bin/sh
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/13/2000 13:53:45
I have just committed some changes that make /bin/sh vfork(2) when it can.
For something like:

for i in $(jot 2000); do /bin/echo -n; done

This results in a 30-50% speed improvement.

If you discover any problems that this caused, please feel free to email
me and send-pr.  ;-)

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