ruby-posix-spawn - Ruby Implementation of posix_spawn(2) for faster process spawning

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name ruby-posix-spawn
Package version 0.3.11
Package release 1build2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 81 B
Download size 23.97 KB
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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.
`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.)


Package Version Architecture Repository
ruby-posix-spawn_0.3.11-1build2_amd64.deb 0.3.11 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
ruby-posix-spawn - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libruby2.3 >= 2.3.0~preview2
ruby >= 1:2.3~0


Type URL
Binary Package ruby-posix-spawn_0.3.11-1build2_i386.deb
Source Package ruby-posix-spawn

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ruby-posix-spawn deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ruby-posix-spawn




2016-03-13 - Matthias Klose <>
ruby-posix-spawn (0.3.11-1build2) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ruby2.3-only support.
2016-03-13 - Matthias Klose <>
ruby-posix-spawn (0.3.11-1build1) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild to add ruby2.3 support.
2016-01-06 - Youhei SASAKI <>
ruby-posix-spawn (0.3.11-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 0.3.11
* Bump Compat: 9
* Bump Standard version: 3.9.6
2014-10-01 - Youhei SASAKI <>
ruby-posix-spawn (0.3.9-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 0.3.9
* Refresh patches
2014-06-04 - Youhei SASAKI <>
ruby-posix-spawn (0.3.8-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Avoid use PATH_MAX (Closes: #750452)
Thanks to Svante Signell!
2013-12-16 - Youhei SASAKI <>
ruby-posix-spawn (0.3.8-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ C├ędric Boutillier ]
* debian/control: remove obsolete DM-Upload-Allowed flag
* use canonical URI in Vcs-* fields
* debian/copyright: use DEP5 copyright-format/1.0 official
URL for Format field
[ Youhei SASAKI ]
* Imported Upstream version 0.3.8
* Bump Standard Version: 3.9.4
2012-05-12 - Youhei SASAKI <>
ruby-posix-spawn (0.3.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #672507)

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