[Mono-dev] System.Unix.Native.Syscall.fork is commented out
robertj at gmx.net
Wed Sep 3 04:33:57 EDT 2008
Avery Pennarun wrote:
> However, I don't understand the rationale here. It seems to me that
> fork() has nothing to do with shutdown, and thus cannot possibly
> bypass "essential shutdown code." On the other hand, Syscall.execve
> is *not* obsolete and *does* bypass shutdown code. Furthermore, the
> recommended System.Diagnostics.Process class provides no equivalent to
> fork(), so I'm not sure why it's being recommended.
> What's the rationale here?
If a child is calling exit() upon termination, parent's handles will
be closed as well. This will most likely break parts of the runtime
execve is different because it simply replace the process, thus it
can `only' break code that depends upon a clean shutdown.
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