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SubjectRe: [RFC] new syscall to allow notification when arbitrary pids die
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Chris Friesen <cfriesen@nortelnetworks.com> writes:

> > There's already a well established way to do what you want (get
> > non-immediate notification of process death). What benefit would your
> > approach give?
>
> Its cheaper and faster. It only costs a single call for each process,
> and then you get notified immediately when it dies.

Rather than a new syscall, what about a magic file or device that you
can poll()?

-Doug
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