Request for Review: 5049299: (process) Use posix_spawn, not fork, on S10 to avoid swap exhaustion

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Tue Nov 27 17:48:22 UTC 2012

On 27/11/2012 17:45, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 3:06 AM, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at 
> <mailto:Alan.Bateman at>> wrote:
>     On 27/11/2012 06:47, Martin Buchholz wrote:
>>     :
>>     On Solaris bi-arch I think you need only one jprochelper, not
>>     two, since a 32-bit helper can exec a 64-bit subprocess.
>     This is a good point, it needs to know if the target program is
>     32-bit or 64-bit and chose the appropriate trampoline/helper.
> ??
> I believe the architecture of the helper and the target program do 
> *not* matter, since execv can cross architecture boundaries, so you 
> only need one helper.
Ah yes, in any case I think Rob will need a few tests to exercise these 


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