fork on nommu

Daniel Jacobowitz drow at false.org
Thu Feb 7 21:56:20 UTC 2008


On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 10:40:57PM +0100, Bernd Schmidt wrote:
> A number of programs, such as busybox, contain calls to fork which may
> not necessarily get executed at runtime.  On nommu systems, this
> currently produces link errors since the function doesn't exist.
> 
> In our Blackfin tree, we use the following patch (by Mike IIRC) to
> convert the link error into a warning.  Any objections to installing this?

FWIW, I think the link error is more useful than a stub version.  Most
programs don't handle fork failure gracefully.

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Daniel Jacobowitz
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