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Re: More loitering process curiosities



On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 06:33:41PM -0600, W. Michael Petullo wrote:
> But I'm still curious about this process hierarchy.  Why do processes
> like bonobo-activation-server and gnome-panel seem to execute with init
> as their parent?

Reparenting.

When a child process's parent dies, but the child lives on, init becomes
the child's new parent.

Does that help?

-Barry K. Nathan <barryn pobox com>




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