[RC5] Linux MT client

Peter A. DeNitto denitto at llamas.net
Fri Jan 30 16:07:59 EST 1998


On Fri, 30 Jan 1998, Chris Arguin wrote:

> I've just set up the multi-threaded client for the first time. It worked
> fine, but my process list looks odd to me:
> 
> ...
> nobody    1229  0.0  0.5   896   372   6 S N 23:43   0:00 /home/rc5/rc5des
> nobody    1230  0.0  0.5   896   372   6 S N 23:43   0:00 /home/rc5/rc5des
> nobody    1231 99.2  0.5   896   372   6 R N 23:43 878:51 
> /home/rc5/rc5des  
> ...
> 
> Why 3 processes? Isn't it supposed to be multi-threaded, not
> multi-process? Did I make some odd mistake in my init script that causes
> this to be run three times? That is a possibility I will allow, since I
> set it up as an /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc5 script. Who knows what mistakes I
> might have made :)

Yes, the three processes are a master process and two threads/children.
If you're in linux, do a ps -afx, and it will show that they're children
of that process.

--Pete

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