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Re: [STUMP] Watchdog code

From: Julian Stecklina
Subject: Re: [STUMP] Watchdog code
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 23:29:38 +0200
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Vitaly Mayatskikh <address@hidden> writes:

> At Tue, 21 Oct 2008 19:21:37 +0200, Julian Stecklina wrote:
>> I am currently rewriting run-program to not do that anymore. I hope this
>> fixes the last long standing issue with SBCL as stumpwm host.
> Are you going just to drop wait3 or to use other tracing facility
> (like ptrace)?

The idea is to make the whole thing race-free with respect to
signals. wait3/waitpid has to stay, since otherwise you raise an army of
zombie processes. :)

Julian Stecklina

Well, take it from an old hand: the only reason it would be easier to
program in C is that you can't easily express complex problems in C,
so you don't. - Erik Naggum (in comp.lang.lisp)

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