Processes are generated by the fork system call. The process that issues the fork system call is known as the parent, and the new process as the child. Child processes may have their executable code overlaid with other executable code via an exec system call. When a process finishes executing its code, performs a return in the function main , or makes an exit system call, the process terminates. Parent processes may wait for their child processes to terminate. Terminating child processes return status information that can be examined by the parent process.

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
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