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Re: A real fork() on NT
- From: Christopher Faylor <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 00:40:57 -0500
- Subject: Re: A real fork() on NT
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 09:27:21PM -0800, Greg Mosier wrote:
>P.S. I would have dropped this awhile back with the exception of the cron
>application. It appears to fork quite nicely under Win98, my OS. Now maybe
>I'm wrong here, but seems to me if one app can fork that surely another
>should be able to, no?
Cygwin fork works just fine. It's slow but it should work as well as UNIX
fork for a ported application. The only exception that I can think of is
if you use dlopen to load a non-cygwin DLL. In that case there is a problem
with relocation of the DLL after a fork.
If you consider the number of applications that have been ported to cygwin,
it would be pretty amazing if there was some basic problem with fork.
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