OS/X fork() officially broken?

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 08:19:00 MDT 2012

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Volker Lendecke
<Volker.Lendecke at sernet.de> wrote:
> Hi!
> Via the discussion thread on
> https://lwn.net/Articles/518306/ I found the link to the
> OS/X fork manpage:
> http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/system/conceptual/manpages_iphoneos/man2/fork.2.html
> Despite the link pointing at ios, the text says it is the
> OS/X manpage for fork(2).
> Look at the CAVEATS section. That is likely one of the more
> technical reasons why Apple switched to something but Samba.
> For us it does not make any sense at all to even try to
> revive smbd on OS/X in its current architecture.
> With best regards,
> Volker Lendecke

If I understand correctly from that man page, they're using a version
of fork() from BSD?  Doesn't BSD run Samba just fine?

Peace and Blessings,

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