[BusyBox] (Ash) 'exec' starts a new tread

Alfred Zastow az1 at zastrow4u.de
Mon Oct 6 20:24:01 UTC 2003

Alfred Zastow wrote:

> I'm fighting with a different behavior of ash compared to bash:

Oh, I forgot to write the version 1.0pre3 and cvs-shnapshot from 
yesterday. Excuse me.

> If I start something within a shellscript with 'exec' ash generates a 
> new pid and the child seems to be independent from the father-process, 
> even if you kill the father job.
> When you do the same thing (exec) with bash, the child takes over the pid.
> Right now I don't know a solution for killing a exec'ed child if I know 
> only the pid from its father  :-(
> best regards
> Alfred

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