waste of resources ?
greg.ewing at compaq.com
Fri Jun 11 03:24:53 CEST 1999
Arne Mueller wrote:
> os.waitpid(chpids[i], os.WNOHANG)
> del chpids[i]
If you're explicitly waiting for a particular child,
*don't* use WNOHANG, because you *want* to block until
that child has exited -- which it may not have done
yet, even though it has written its data.
> I mean maybe ther child exits when the parent
> hasn't reached the os.waitpid?
Other way around -- the parent can reach the waitpid
before the child has exited.
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