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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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