Unix Multiprocess Programming

Course Instructor Dr. C.-K. Shene
Office Dow 204
Phone (906) 487-3392
e-mail shene@mtu.edu

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Creating Processes
The fork() System Call
The wait() System Call
Execute a Program: the execvp() System Call
Shared Memory
What is Shared Memory?
Asking for a Shared Memory Segment - shmget()
Attaching a Shared Memory Segment to an Address Space - shmat()
Detaching and Removing a Shared Memory Segment - shmdt() and shmctl()
Communicating between Parent and Child
Communicating Between Two Separated Processes
Background Processes and Shared Memory Status

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