Re: fork()

From: Tel Janin Aellinsar (
Date: 12/19/95

On Tue, 19 Dec 1995, J.C.vanIterson wrote:

> If fork() copies all memory from the parent proces to the child 
> proces how are pointers handled?
> Would they still point to the parents memory?
> Jaco

They shouldn't.  It'd give SIGSEGV, the standard UNIX catch-all 
exception, otherwise.  (I think the correct number is exception 12.)

Memory protection and all.  UNIX might handle it differently for child 
processes, but I don't think it should, if it does.

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