threading.start(): does it fork??

Neil Schemenauer nas at python.ca
Sat Jan 12 00:39:55 CET 2002


Theodore D. Sternberg wrote:
> When Python starts a second thread, ps shows not one, not two but
> three (!) python processes.

You're using Linux aren't you?  It's cloning, not forking.  See
clone(2).

  Neil




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