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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: MPMs, COW vs Child Process Spawning
Date Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:15:39 GMT

On 29 Oct 2008, at 19:59, Paul Querna wrote:

> It is common on most unix platforms for fork() to use copy on  
> write[1] for memory pages.

Over the years - I've become completely addicted to both copy on write  
(for larger sites with high loads) - and also note that the  
optimisation (in hardware even!) of some unixes around exactly this  
pattern is extreme.

So this is something which really would need to prove itself in that  


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