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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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