Init : someone could comment this ?

Alan Cox alan at
Mon Jan 7 12:03:49 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 05:35:33AM +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> AFAIK, busybox still forks whereever a regular POSIX shell forks, so if the 
> amount of forks is the problem, AFAICT busybox will resolve absolutely nothing.

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.


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