On 4/22/05, Lyndon Nerenberg <lyn...@orthanc.ca> wrote:
--On 2005-4-22 3:02 PM -0700 David Leimbach <dlei...@gmail.com> wrote:
According to the man page, and plan 9 where rfork originated you can
use it to modify an extant process. In fact you have to set the
RFPROC flag to make a new process or all the changes apply to the
Unfortunately the semantics of FreeBSD rfork() have diverted far enough
from the original plan9 rfork() such that you can't consider it as the
same call. This makes life miserable for things like running Inferno on
Yes the latest Inferno snapshot is currently not so happy on FreeBSD.
Charles Forsyth is working on getting it going again though [ I
believe he's a vitanuova employee].
Inferno is pretty danged cool. Supporting it on FreeBSD would be a
bonus. I've used it to do weird things like export my Mac OS X iDisk
over an encrypted connection to a linux box.
I know of a University that uses Inferno in their Classics department
so they can have a mostly OS agnostic grid. Windows, Linux, Mac OS X,
Solaris, Irix and Plan 9
[and I think FreeBSD 4.x series] can all attach to the grid by
running Inferno on top.