Doh! Stupid Programming Mistakes <humor>

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 11:55:16 MDT 2006


So what's the total number assuming infinite "allowed" processes, that
this stinker managed to spawn?

On 10/19/06, Doran Barton <fozz at iodynamics.com> wrote:
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> Doran Barton wrote:
> > The first child (x=0) will fork() 10 times just like the parent. The second
> > child (x=1) will fork() 9 times. And so on. And each child will be forking
> > more processes as well.
>
> Argh. I should have taken that Coke Zero a little slower. I was wrong. The
> first child process will fork after x is incremented and therefore will fork
> 9 more times. Bleh.
>
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