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Re: [PATCH1/2] Use spawn() on Cygwin

From: Christopher Faylor
Subject: Re: [PATCH1/2] Use spawn() on Cygwin
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2013 22:49:31 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 08:02:54PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:52:58 -0500
>> From: Norbert Thiebaud <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Pavel Fedin <address@hidden>, address@hidden
>> fork() is a very expensive operation in cygwin.
>Yes, I know.  But without it, some things that are expected of a Posix
>behavior will not work.  A notable example is that the child process
>initially has all the file descriptors and global variables that the
>parent had.  'spawn' does not necessarily guarantee that.

Thank you Eli.  This is my reservation about this change too.  I
maintain the make package for Cygwin and if I have reservations, you can
be sure that it won't make it into the released version.

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