[Openmcl-devel] where is OS-level feedback stored when launching an external program that does not exist

Pascal J. Bourguignon pjb at informatimago.com
Tue Apr 17 15:32:20 PDT 2012

"Pascal J. Bourguignon" <pjb at informatimago.com> writes:

> One solution would be for the implementation to create an additionnal
> close-on-exec pipe between the parent and the child, and have the child
> report the errno back to the parent thru the pipe when execve cannot
> work.

Oh, by the way, if this was implemented, it should be only an option.
Unix tries to make it fast to fork new processes, we add three syscalls
to make a close-on-exec pipe to the two syscalls needed to fork and exec
a child, suddenly forking becomes two times slower…

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