I recently happened upon a very interesting implementation of
popen() (different API, same idea) called popen-noshell using
clone(2), and so I opened an issue requesting use of
posix_spawn() for portability. It turns out that on Linux there's an important advantage to using
clone(2). I think I should capture the things I wrote there in a better place. A gist, a blog, whatever.
This is not a paper. I assume reader familiarity with
fork()in particular and Unix in general, though, of course, I link to relevant wiki pages, so if the unfamiliar reader is willing to go down the rabbit hole, they should be able to come ou