cvs commit: src/include Makefile spawn.h unistd.h src/lib/libc/gen exec.3 exec.c posix_spawn.c

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at
Tue Jun 17 15:15:44 UTC 2008

Ed Schouten wrote:
> * David Schultz <das at FreeBSD.ORG> wrote:
>> I have no objections to this, but doesn't it defeat the whole
>> purpose to implement posix_spawn() as a library function that just
>> calls fork/exec?
> When (if?) applications start to use posix_spawn() we may decide to move
> it into the kernel at any time. It should be okay for now.

Are there any benefits of doing it in the kernel vs. doing it via fork+exec?


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