Processes are at the very heart of the operating system. As we have seen, all but a very few special processes are generated by the fork system call. If successful, the fork system call produces a child process that continues its execution at the point of its invocation in the parent process. In this chapter, we explore the generation and use of child processes in detail. In Chapter 11, "Threads," the creation of threads will be discussed.
Programs and Processes
Remote Procedure Calls
Appendix A. Using Linux Manual Pages
Appendix B. UNIX Error Messages
Appendix C. RPC Syntax Diagrams
Appendix D. Profiling Programs