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Re: [Chicken-users] Spawn process from a thread (ie in awful)

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Spawn process from a thread (ie in awful)
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:15:30 +0200
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On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 10:15:36PM -0700, Thomas Hintz wrote:
> Greetings!


> I don't seem to be able to spawn a child process from a thread and have the
> process continue executing after the parent process terminates. This
> happens if the thread that spawns the child process is still running when
> the parent process is terminated.

I think this is normal Unix behavior; you need to set up a new process
group to avoid getting killed if the parent is killed.  It's basic

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