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From Michael Stroucken <>
Subject Re: fork() exec() in
Date Fri, 12 Nov 2010 16:54:39 GMT
Michael Ryan wrote:
> If you want to replace fork() + exec() with subprocess, be my guest -- 
> I was just saying that trying to use subprocess.Popen directly (which 
> returns an object), doesn't buy you anything extra -- you still need 
> to read the controlling pty from output and record the PID in case of 
> NM failure or rolling restart.

I agree. I was seeing the benefit in using pythonisms, rather than OS 
specific mechanisms. The fork and exec way may not work on a certain OS 
from Redmond.


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