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os: document that (*Process).Wait only works for subprocesses #7072

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adonovan opened this issue Jan 6, 2014 · 3 comments
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os: document that (*Process).Wait only works for subprocesses #7072

adonovan opened this issue Jan 6, 2014 · 3 comments

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@adonovan
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@adonovan adonovan commented Jan 6, 2014

The documentation for:

p, err := os.FindProcess(pid)
p.Wait()

doesn't restrict which processes this works for, but the Linux implementation is based
on wait4(2) which only works for child processes.  It returns an error for unrelated or
parent processes.  This should be documented.
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@rsc rsc commented Mar 3, 2014

Comment 1:

Labels changed: added release-go1.3, documentation.

Status changed to Accepted.

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@bradfitz bradfitz commented Mar 6, 2014

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Sent https://golang.org/cl/71900045

Status changed to Started.

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@bradfitz bradfitz commented Mar 7, 2014

Comment 3:

This issue was closed by revision a35b9e4.

Status changed to Fixed.

@rsc rsc added this to the Go1.3 milestone Apr 14, 2015
@rsc rsc removed the release-go1.3 label Apr 14, 2015
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