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Re: do we EXEC_BACKEND on Mac OS X?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: do we EXEC_BACKEND on Mac OS X?
Date: 2012-10-03 16:26:42
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Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> See the CAVEATS here:

> Apparently fork() without exec() isn't all that well supported.

This doesn't say fork() doesn't work.  It says that Apple's framework
libraries aren't meant to work in a forked subprocess --- but we don't
use those.

> Noticed while perusing

I'm afraid Brian was just looking for an excuse to dump on Apple.  We
have a lot of years of Postgres experience showing that fork() works
fine on OS X.

			regards, tom lane

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