Re: relatively simple hack to lookup login-names (fwd)

From: John T. Cox (
Date: 12/18/95

> man page:
> The new process (child process) is an EXACT COPY of the calling  
> process ... (including a copy of all memory)
> If your MUD uses 10MB RAM or Virtual Memory you will end up running
> 2 MUD's on your machine after a fork and use up to 20MB.
> This is a major problem of WWW servers although those beasts
> are just 400KB big!
We use 24MB at boot on a machoine with 48MB of ram. Hmmm...

Fork: Just say no. :P

Mielikki @ SojournMUD ( 9999)

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