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

Processing Environment

Using Processes

Primitive Communications


Message Queues


Shared Memory

Remote Procedure Calls



Appendix A. Using Linux Manual Pages

Appendix B. UNIX Error Messages

Appendix C. RPC Syntax Diagrams

Appendix D. Profiling Programs

Interprocess Communication in Linux
Interprocess Communications in Linux: The Nooks and Crannies
ISBN: 0130460427
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2001
Pages: 136 © 2008-2020.
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