Suggestions on Avoiding syscall Overhead

John-Mark Gurney gurney_j at
Tue Apr 24 05:14:38 UTC 2007

David Greenman wrote this message on Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 21:21 -0700:
> every process for process-specific data, however - the cost of allocating
> it, initializing it, etc, for every fork() would be a pessimization in
> most cases, I think.

You could always do something similar to a COW, where once it is
accessed, it is allocated and filled w/ the specific information
necessary... If it never gets used, it never gets allocated...

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