applications forking / not threading

Matthias B. msbREMOVE-THIS at
Fri Dec 10 06:16:12 PST 2004

On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 15:38:39 -0700 Aaron BRICE <aaron.brice at> wrote:

> I don't know about that.  If you have a linuxthreads process with 
> multiple threads, and you start killing threads, what is the correct 
> behavior?  I've never tried that.  Maybe the main thread is supposed to 
> stay there until all the child threads die?

I suggest you read the glibc manual (info libc) if you're interested in
these low-level details. It talks extensively about threads, signals and
forks and how they all interact.


Where...the ENIAC is equipped with 18000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons,
computers in the future may have 1000 vacuum tubes and perhaps weigh just
1-1/2 tons.

Popular Mechanics, March 1949, p.258

More information about the blfs-support mailing list