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Re: Init : someone could comment this ?



On Mon, 2008-01-07 at 14:27 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Alan Cox (alan redhat com) said: 
> > Fork should be pretty cheap - although that depends how much memory is unshared
> > by each of the resulting tasks. A smaller cleaner shell such as rc (which was
> > designed for this job in plan 9) or ash might well perform better. I'm dubious
> > it would be a big difference but someone can bench it.
> 
> ash has been benchmarked. Required rooting out some bashisms from the scripts
> (or just calling those specific scripts with bash),
Right - Doing so (== bug fixing) is way over due.

>  but in any case, it didn't
> make much difference.
Well, depends on how things are being implemented. 

Some OSes wanted to avoid "bash's bloat" by using ash as /bin/sh - Had
shown not to be a clever idea.

Ralf



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