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    SubjectRe: Porting vfork()


    On Fri, 8 Jan 1999 kernel@draper.net wrote:
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    > I suppose that a performance enhancement that also transforms an abomination
    > into a feature makes sense... not to mention that it will feel great to
    > see the other UNIXes scramble to do the same.

    Note that vfork() is only an abomination because it can be hard to get
    right - and we don't have that problem any longer. Basically everybody
    hates it not because it's an ugly interface, but because it's so hard to
    implement. And that's a big conceptual difference.

    Linus


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