Commit 5ff803d9 authored by Allison Karlitskaya's avatar Allison Karlitskaya

Add to the pitfalls: fork() and daemon()

parent ef6371ff
......@@ -126,6 +126,18 @@
* used as an alternative. Or you can use the uselocale() function
* to change the locale only for the current thread.
* </listitem>
* <listitem>
* fork() only takes the calling thread into the child's copy of the
* process image. If other threads were executing in critical
* sections they could have left mutexes locked which could easily
* cause deadlocks in the new child. For this reason, you should
* call exit() or exec() as soon as possible in the child and only
* make signal-safe library calls before that.
* </listitem>
* <listitem>
* daemon() uses fork() in a way contrary to what is described
* above. It should not be used with GLib programs.
* </listitem>
* </itemizedlist>
* GLib itself is internally completely thread-safe (all global data is
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