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Old 05-23-2012, 04:51 AM   #1
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PROCESS question about father and child .


Hi all

What is is the basic idea of father and child process ?

Why father process "needs" a child process ?

What is the big deal in father and child process concept ?

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Old 05-23-2012, 05:13 AM   #2
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There is always one father but multiple childs in a home of Operating SYS.

When father is requested to do anything it just creates a child of itself(forks itself) to do it. So the father will not remain busy by doing it himself and process multiple processes as per the requests received.


e.g.
shell :

When you ask the shell to do anything(run any command) it just forks itself to execute the command and you can simultaneously run other commands in the shell.

Search in google about Unix Process Managemnt.
 
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