Re: NEED SUMMARY: where is wait3()

From: Casper H.S. Dik (
Date: Thu Jun 23 1994 - 04:58:34 CDT

Gordon Vickers <> writes:

> Someone recently asked how one copes with the lack of a wait3() call
> on Solaris. I now find myself with a similar porting problem.

> I need the functionality of the wait3() call but I am prohibited
> from using the compatibility libraries.

> How does one spawn a child process on Solaris, and not end up with
> a bunch of zombies !

There's the old wait(), or waitpid() (POSIX).

Then there's waitid() which will give you some of the usage info,


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