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    SubjectRe: Killing clones

    On Sun, 10 Aug 1997, Richard Gooch wrote:

    > > LinuxThreads uses a 'manager thread' (which is not the main thread) that
    > > can do exactly this kind of cleanup stuff.
    >
    > But how does this manager know when the parent has died? Does it
    > periodically wake up and check if its ppid == 1? Yuk.

    nope, use waitpid(-1,&status,..). The status then tells you why the child
    exited.

    of course if the manager dies that cannot be solved. It should be simple
    enough and should not die spontaneously ;)

    -- mingo


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