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Re: vfork() question
Greetings, Bence Szépkúti!
> I was poking around in the fork() code in Cygwin, and was wondering if
> someone could explain to me / point me to a discussion of why the NEWVFORK
> code was abandoned.
> I realise that this code had been disabled as "not working" since 2008,
> however I am interested in why this was the case. Was the concept behind
> "short-circuiting" vfork itself unfeasible in the context of Cygwin? Was a
> compatible implementation too complex / too slow to be worth it compared to
> a regular fork?
> Any insight is appreciated.
I could be wrong, but it may be due to a more reliable ways to implement
forking that became available in Win7+.
With best regards,
Saturday, July 27, 2019 13:34:49
Sorry for my terrible english...