RE: Kernel Internals

David Schwartz (
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 10:49:35 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 30 Jan 1997, James Mohr wrote:

> Is it true that the parent process is responsible for clearing the
> process table of child processes or is this done by init or some other
> process, kernel function, whatever?

Some kernel function, namely the ultimate kernel handling of the
'wait' functions does it. Some process has to call that kernel function,
however, or the process table does not get cleared.

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