./devel/ruby-posix-spawn, Ruby wrapper for the posix_spawn() system call

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 0.3.8, Package name: ruby200-posix-spawn-0.3.8, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

fork(2) calls slow down as the parent process uses more memory due to
the need to copy page tables. In many common uses of fork(), where it
is followed by one of the exec family of functions to spawn child
processes (Kernel#system, IO::popen, Process::spawn, etc.), it's
possible to remove this overhead by using the use of special process
spawning interfaces (posix_spawn(), vfork(), etc.)

The posix-spawn library aims to implement a subset of the Ruby 1.9
Process::spawn interface in a way that takes advantage of fast process
spawning interfaces when available and provides sane fallbacks on
systems that do not.


Required to run:
[lang/ruby200-base]

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SHA1: ca26e990432efcaf866651d56c8bf600c38882a2
RMD160: 80263f12cd7abf822072ac21bf2b4f0b75ce018b
Filesize: 26 KB

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   2014-03-14 17:28:14 by Takahiro Kambe | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update ruby-posix-spawn to 0.3.8.

Several bug fixes.
   2012-06-09 10:03:17 by David A. Holland | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Don't try to be too fancy with the NOT_FOR_PLATFORM pattern. It broke.
(see pkgsrc-bulk)
   2012-06-06 23:55:22 by David A. Holland | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Fix COMMENT.
   2012-05-21 14:18:05 by OBATA Akio | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Not for NetBSD-5 release.
   2012-02-14 13:23:58 by Takahiro Kambe | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
- Allow build on NetBSD 5.99.65 and later.
- Correct CATEGORIES from textproc to devel.
   2011-09-16 07:34:31 by Min Sik Kim | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
ruby-posix-spawn cannot be built on NetBSD, which doesn't have
posix_spawn().

Noted by joerg@.