donn at u.washington.edu
Tue Mar 30 01:28:56 CEST 2004
In article <5q6dndSDho6ZNPXd38DK-w at speakeasy.net>,
"Steve @ Waypath" <steve at waypath.com> wrote:
> "Donn Cave" <donn at u.washington.edu> wrote in message
> news:donn-959027.13550629032004 at nntp6.u.washington.edu...
> > spawnv returns a process ID, if you use os.P_NOWAIT. It returns
> > the process exit status if you use os.P_WAIT. If you look at the
> > code, in os.py, you will see that this second variation is essentially
> > implemented by applying waitpid() to the first.
> So, if I'm following this correctly, if I use os.P_NOWAIT, I shouldn't have
> to apply waitpid(), no? And, then, I shouldn't have a zombie process if I
> use P_NOWAIT, either. Am I getting this?
Well, no, I believe you have it backwards.
Donn Cave, donn at drizzle.com
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