[Ecls-list] does ECL ever fork itself?

Pascal J. Bourguignon pjb at informatimago.com
Thu Nov 7 22:49:39 UTC 2013

Anton Vodonosov <avodonosov at yandex.ru>

> Hello.
> Does ECL ever fork itself?
> I am asking because when running cl-test-grid tests
> we are observing ECL hanging during cl-6502 testsuite.
> According to the logs, test-grid-agent kills the ECL process,
> but nevertheless we sometimes find an ECL process remaining in the system.
> I have tested the process kill functionality on the system
> where the problem happens, and process killing works.
> During further investigation I monitored system processes
> while runnign cl-6502 suite, and once saw two ECL processes,
> with equal command lines. And one of the process was a child of
> the another.
>>From this I came to an assumption that when cl-test-grid-agent
> starts ECL to run the testsuite, ECL forks itself and the child process
> hangs. Then test-grid-agent kills the ECL parent process, but the
> child remains in the system.
> Can it be true?

I'd expect ecl to call fork (and exec $CC) each time COMPILE or
COMPILE-FILE is called, either implicitely or explicitely, when the C
compiler is enabled.

__Pascal Bourguignon__

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