Re: [dev] [surf] [patch] Multiple views, one process

From: Calvin Morrison <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:27:56 -0400

On 19 October 2012 13:16, Carlos Pita <> wrote:
>> I have mixed feelings about this idea.
>> On the one hand, I like that new windows are new processes. It makes
>> sense, and ensures that unix tools like kill, and I imagine workload
>> schedulers, work as expected.
> I know. I just think that the memory tradeoff is significant enough to
> pay this cost in terms of concept. As I've said before I'm still able
> to isolate groups of views opening new surf processes as roots of
> these groups. As I see it new views opened from inside (i.e. from url
> links, in the lapse of a short-lived exploration session from some
> given root) reside in the same process (and usually in the same tabbed
> parent window). That's as far as I would go with this.
> Regards
> --
> Carlos

I think the largest benefit is the cache. Loading up many's would mean you'd have to reload all of the images
and such, whereas with one process, you wouldn't have an opportunity
of overlap cache.

for unix-tooly-ness with kill, you could intercept signals and only
have them apply to the current window.

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