Aidan Delaney wrote:
>On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 10:13 +0000, Dale Dunlea wrote:
>>>>I have a program that calls fork() followed by execl(). When the child
>>process terminates, the signal handler gets called in the parent, which
>>starts a new child process in the same manner.
>>>>>Can you not just use waitpid()?
>>Unfortunately, no. The program is a GUI app and has to continue to
process user input in the meantime. My understanding of waitpid is that
it will block that.
Actually, *WNOHANG could probably do the job.
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