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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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