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SubjectRe: [patch 7/8] fdmap v2 - implement sys_socket2


On Sun, 10 Jun 2007, Al Viro wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 08:48:39PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Agreed. That was actually part of the reason why I thought clone() was
> > much better than the pthreads interface.
> >
> > That said, the Linux !CLONE_FILES does have downsides:
> >
> > - it is potentially much slower to do than sharing everything (if you
> > have lots of file descriptors, incrementing the refcounts etc is
> > actually a real overhead)
>
> Huh? We _skip_ the overhead when descriptor table is not shared.

Not for clone()/exit(), ie the actual _creation_ of the thread.

Linus
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