Programming :: Fork()ing Multi Child Process In C - Stuck

May 12, 2011

i got basic knowledge about creating a single child from a parent using fork(). But when it comes into creating multiple children, i am simply stuck. I am trying to create two processes from a parent and it would wait for both two processes to finish. my attempt is as below

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Programming :: Under Which Circumstances A Child Process Creates Another Child Process Using Fork

Dec 7, 2009

Consider the following code:

Code:

int main()
{
int i=0;
pid_t pid;
for(i=0;i<2;i++)

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I get the following output:

Parent: chid_pid=4356 i=0 parent's pid=4355
This is child 4356 i=0
This is child 4357 i=1

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I can observe instead of two children(as I expect) processes there are three. This is because child process 4356 creates its own child. Why all the messages of the type "This is child X i=Y" are concentrated one under another? How exactly fork works? Is affected by the fact that I have a dual-core processor?

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I have a doubt about signals in C programming. I have done this little program to explain it. It creates a child process with fork and, when the child ends, receives the SIGCHLD signal and wait for its termination.Ok, quite easy, BUT when I execute this code the SIGCHLD signal is received twice, first as an error (returns -1) and the second one to finish the child process.I don't understand the meaning of the first received signal. Why is it generated? Is the code wrong? (if you add the SIGINT and press Ctrl+C during the execution it also receives two signals instead of one)

Code: #include <stdio.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <string.h>

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Feb 24, 2010

Code:

int main()
{
int pi;
int i=10;
pid=fork();

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Q 1. The value of the variable pid returned by the fork() function will be greater than 0 in the parent process and equal to zero in the child process? but during forking, there values are exactly copied so what's went wrong here?

Q 2. "changes to the variable in one process is not reflected in the other process" why it is so? >> Even if we have variable i declared as a pointer or a global it wont make a difference.

Code:

int main()
{
int i, pid;
i=10;
printf("before fork i is %d

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Q. Through this program it is clear that both process is using the data from the same location, so where's the original value is residing when the child process is in execution.?

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Now,I created one parent and two children. I must create some value as random in child1 and child1 has to send these values to child2.Child2 must read them.. now,I cant create some random values and i can send them.But child2 doesnt work. I have two functions. One them is writing, another one is reading. Child2 uses reading function,but it doesnt work (child2 cant call it, because writing function in endless loop) What i must do? I used wait,usleep... No way.. I attached my file and also there is code..

PHP Code: #include<stdio.h>
#include<stdlib.h>
#include<unistd.h>
#include<errno.h>
#include<string.h>
#include<signal.h>
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I have written a simple script which has to find required patterns from a bunch of files ( where each file is around 2 GB each,which contain the output of seq 1 10000000000000) on an 8 core machine.I am current forking 6 child processes which run simultaneously on 6 cores of the processor & have to search for the required pattern in 6 different files & inform the parent process when a pattern is found using a PIPE.

The problem is,when a child process is done reading a text file looking for a pattern,it is becoming a zombie process.It exits cleanly when i put a $SIG{CHLD} = "IGNORE"; in the script.Can any one tell me whats going on & how do i improve the communication between child and parent processes?

Code:
#!/bin/perl
use strict;

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I know that fork() copies the address space of the calling process. Say, however, i have a linked list allocated. Will the list be copied over to the child process's space? If so, i would have to free them in the child process as well as the parent process, correct? Or will the variables be copied but not be pointing to any valid address? Or would it just kind of not do anything?example:

Code:
struct ll_ex {
struct ll_ex * next;

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I'm writing a sort of toy shell using fork() and execv(). It runs smoothly enough untill the user enters an invalid command at which point the program hangs, so I need a way to check if the program loaded using execv returned correclty or not in the parent process and kill it if it didntI tried writing stderr to a text file to see if something whent wrong but doesnt really work out. Try running ./digenv GDM -i -Q for instance. (-Q is an invalid option for grep which the program runs at a certain point).Heres the code:

Code:
//digenv
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I'm trying to write a shell script that do ftp and download file periodically, this script should be called by a daemon running in the background.

the shell script "script.sh" is as follows:

Code:
yafc ftp://test:test@192.168.1.225:21 < commands
and the "commands" files is

Code:
d Root/md5* /
quit

if I run script.sh it will work just fine. But when the daemon software calls the "script.sh", the script will send ftp login request to the ftp server, but will not even answer the username or anything.

I believe it is something about child process redirection, but I don't know how to deal with it.

This problem is not only with yafc, it is the same with any ftp client or any application like telnet and so.

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Code:

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I want to kill parent process after "fork()" method. but if I kill parent process with "exit(0)" method, main() thread is terminated as well so child prosess doesn't work anymore. Is there any way to kill only parent process without affecting to child process?

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <fcntl.h>

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Code:

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However, it does NOT show up in "ps -elf"

Code:

ps -elf | grep soffi
0 S whho 7734 1 0 80 0 - 36435 - 11:14 pts/2 00:00:03 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice.bin -splash-pipe=5
0 S whho 7833 7759 0 80 0 - 751 - 11:21 pts/3 00:00:00 grep soffi

I was wondering if 7735, 7736, 7737, 7743 were really processes. Then I checked /proc, I could cd to /proc/7735, /proc/7736, etc, but I could not ls them out. I looked at the man page of "pstree", it says,

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Child threads of a process are found under the parent process and are shown with the process name in curly braces, e.g.

icecast2---13*[{icecast2}]

So, what does all this mean? Does it mean that 7735, 7736, 7737, 7743 are just threads but not processes? If so, why could I cd to /proc/<id> but not see them in "ps -elf".

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Code:
// Redirect stdin/stdout to files
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# include<stdio.h>
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Code:

#include <stdio.h>
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Description of what the code does or what i intended to do:

1. Created a child process from parent process using 'fork()'

2. Sent a signal 'SIGALRM' from child process to parent process using 'sigqueue' function.

(The Third parameter of 'siqueue' function contains the message (message msg) which the child process wants to send to the parent process.'msg' is a stucture instance containing a) pid of child and b) string) 5. Print the 'msg' sent by child process inside the signal handler function 'sig_action_function' of the parent process I am getting some junk value when this line is executed

Code:

printf("%d
",msg->cpid);

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Code:
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Code:

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Code:

when running it from the terminal "sh -x ./foork.sh"

Code:

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Code:

#include <stdio.h>
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#include <unistd.h>

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The_Source_HIM
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