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Re: wait -n shouldn't collect multiple processes

From: Ben Elliston
Subject: Re: wait -n shouldn't collect multiple processes
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:15:30 +1100
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On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 11:48:33AM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:

> What's your goal here? If you want to associate an exit status with
> a process, you're going to have to save $! and wait for each process
> in turn.

My goal is to run a small process pool where upon one process
completes, another one is started immediately. If I start (say) 10
processes and then wait on the first, I may have chosen the longest
running process.


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