Re: [dwm] patch to not reparent children to init

From: Donald Chai <>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 19:39:07 -0800

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 9:09 AM, Neale Pickett <> wrote:
> Reparenting everything to init with the double-fork is a nightmare on a
> many-user machine, especially when I'm logged in more than once. pstree
> becomes useless. This sets up a SIGCHLD handler and only forks once.
> Adds 2 SLOC, but surely there's some reason the double-fork is there that
> I'm just missing...

If you quit dwm, what happens to any programs that you've launched?
Are they killed? What happens if you suddenly decide to manage all
your windows with a different window manager?
Received on Thu Nov 06 2008 - 03:39:07 UTC

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