On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 05:13:30PM +0000, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> Roger Leigh writes:
>  > They both have to implement fork() using Windows calls though,
>  > which can never be efficient.
> 
> (Just rambling here:)
> 
> I wonder, could the typical fork() immeditaly followed by exec() (in
> the child process) be somehow detected by Cygwin/MSYS, avoiding the
> need for emulating the full fork() semantics in this typical case?

That's what vfork() is for, though maybe bash can't use it because
of subshells, etc.

-Yosh
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