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Re: Broken since 1.3.10, or earlier
On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 09:45:16PM -0500, Jon Cast wrote:
>Christopher Faylor <email@example.com> wrote:
>>bash makes assumptions that pids grow monotonically but that is not the
>>case on windows. It's possible that you can run a program twice and
>>get the same pid twice in a row -- especially on Windows 9x. I try to
>>work around this in cygwin by keeping a certain number of process
>>handles open, so that the pids won't be reused, but that still causes
>>problems when you are fork/execing processes quickly.
>Just out of curiosity, why would bash care if pids grow monotonically?
>(I know I can check the sources, but I'm lazy.)
I assume that the bash developer is just mean.
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