Re: [PATCH] fmt-merge-msg: avoid open "-|" list form for Perl 5.6

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2006-02-27 07:18:19
On Sun, 26 Feb 2006, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> If the speed of cygwin's fork is an issue then I'd previously suggested
> using spawn*.  The spawn family of functions were designed to emulate
> Windows functions of the same name.  They start a new process without
> the requirement of forking.

I thought that cygwin didn't implement the posix_spawn*() family?

Anyway, we probably _can_ use posix_spawn() in various places, and 
especially if that helps windows performance, we should.

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Received on Mon Feb 27 07:18:59 2006

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