Other signals correspond to higher level software

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Unformatted text preview: for programs that create a single child. But programs with multiple instances of fork can be confusing and need to be reasoned about carefully. Concurrent execution. The parent and the child are separate processes that run concurrently. The instructions in their logical control flows can be interleaved by the kernel in an arbitrary way. When we run the program on our system, the parent process completes its printf statement first, followed by the child. However, on another system the reverse might be true. In general, as programmers we can never make assumptions about the interleaving of the instructions in different processes. Duplicate but separate address spaces. If we could halt both the parent and the child immediately after the fork function returned in each process, we would see that the address space of each process is identical. Each process has the same user stack, the same local variable values, the same heap, the same global variable values, and the same code. Thus, in our example program, local variable x has a value of 1 in both the parent and the child when the for...
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2010 for the course ELECTRICAL 360 taught by Professor Schultz during the Spring '10 term at BYU.

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