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Re: [Gcl-devel] GCL and the fork system call

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] GCL and the fork system call
Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2009 11:15:46 -0500
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Gabriel Dos Reis <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Camm --
>    It is "safe" for a C function linked into GCL image to call fork()?
> Thanks,

In general, yes.  This is used already in several places, esp.  cvs

Please keep in mind that fork usually uses copy on write pages, so
that if you gc in the child, you will page out and copy basically the
entire heap.

Take care,

> -- Gaby
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Camm Maguire                                        address@hidden
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