OS/X fork() officially broken?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Oct 3 13:04:38 MDT 2012

On Wed, Oct 03, 2012 at 04:11:33PM +0200, Volker Lendecke 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.

Isn't that an iOS manpage, not an OS/X manpage ?

I can't believe they broke fork() so badly. It's a UNIX
after all..

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