OS/X fork() officially broken?

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Wed Oct 3 13:23:49 MDT 2012

On 10/03/2012 12:04 PM, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> 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..
Looks like the man page of my osx is pretty similar.

Matthieu Patou
Samba Team

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