svn commit: r199568 - stable/8/lib/libc/sys

Christian Brueffer brueffer at
Fri Nov 20 06:55:36 UTC 2009

Author: brueffer
Date: Fri Nov 20 06:55:35 2009
New Revision: 199568

  MFC: r199255, r199257
  Improved the manpage description.  The committed wording
  was provided by jhb.
  Remove a note about vfork(4) going to be eliminated, it's here to stay.

Directory Properties:
  stable/8/lib/libc/   (props changed)
  stable/8/lib/libc/stdtime/   (props changed)

Modified: stable/8/lib/libc/sys/vfork.2
--- stable/8/lib/libc/sys/vfork.2	Fri Nov 20 06:54:47 2009	(r199567)
+++ stable/8/lib/libc/sys/vfork.2	Fri Nov 20 06:55:35 2009	(r199568)
@@ -28,12 +28,12 @@
 .\"     @(#)vfork.2	8.1 (Berkeley) 6/4/93
 .\" $FreeBSD$
-.Dd June 4, 1993
+.Dd November 13, 2009
 .Dt VFORK 2
 .Nm vfork
-.Nd spawn new process in a virtual memory efficient way
+.Nd create a new process without copying the address space
 .Lb libc
@@ -113,14 +113,6 @@ The
 system call appeared in
 .Bx 2.9 .
-This system call will be eliminated when proper system sharing
-mechanisms are implemented.
-Users should not depend on the memory
-sharing semantics of
-.Fn vfork
-as it will, in that case, be made synonymous to
-.Xr fork 2 .
 To avoid a possible deadlock situation,
 processes that are children in the middle
 of a

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