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SubjectRe: init's children list is long and slows reaping children.

* Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 6 Apr 2007, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> > >
> > > or lets just face it and name it what it is: process_struct ;-)
> >
> > That'd be fine too! Wonder if Linus would swallow a rename patch like
> > that...
>
> I don't really see the point. It's not even *true*. A "process"
> includes more than the shared signal-handling - it would include files
> and fs etc too.
>
> So it's actually *more* correct to call it the shared signal state
> than it would be to call it "process" state.

we could call it "structure for everything that we know to be ugly about
POSIX process semantics" ;-) The rest, like files and fs we've
abstracted out already.

Ingo
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