[gccsdk] fork() call failing

Ron beeb at woosh.co.nz
Mon May 17 07:56:48 PDT 2010

In message <ed3dcc1851.beeb at ron1954.woosh.co.nz>
          Ron <beeb at woosh.co.nz> wrote:

> While having no problem calling fork() from small demo programs,
> it allways fails when being called from within the execsh() 
> function. (unix mk program)
> I can call system(), which uses fork(), I read somewhere.
> I can use vfork(), but it is has functional differences which
> are hard to get around, like it cannot return to
> the caller of execsh().
> At the end of execsh() is 
> return pid
> With  pid = fork,  pid can be either 0 or the child process ID,
> depending on which process is looking at pid.
> This doesn't happen with vfork().
Actually it does, after the child encounters _exit(0) the
Parent is unhalted and it -does- proceed in the normal fork()
fashion. I might get vfork() to do what's needed yet.
The executing of TaskWindows may turn out to be a bigger

/bin/sh is converting to a Taskwindow, I've just had instability
and module space errors so far.

Ron M

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