BABY(1) USER COMMANDS BABY(1) NAME BABY - create new process from two parent processes SYNOPSIS BABY sex [ name ]
SYSTEM V SYNOPSIS /usr/5bin/BABY [ -sex ] [ -name ] AVAILABILITY The System V version of this command is available with the Sys- tem V software installation option. Refer to Installing SunOS 4.1 for information on how to install and invoke BABY. DESCRIPTION BABY is initiated when one parent process polls another server process through a socket connection (BSD) or through pipes in the system V implementation. BABY runs at a low priority for approximately 40 weeks then terminates with heavy system load. Most systems require constant monitoring when BABY reaches it's final stages of execution. Older implementations of BABY required that the initiating process not be present at the time of completion, In these versions the initiating process is awakened and notified of the results upon completion. Modern versions allow both parent processes to be active during the final stages of BABY. example% BABY -sex m -name fred OPTIONS -sex option indicating type of process created. -name process identification to be attached to the new process. RESULT Successful execution of the BABY(1) results in new process being created and named. Parent processes then typically broadcast messages to all other processes informing them of their new status in the system. BUGS The SLEEP command may not work on either parent processes for some time afterward, as new BABY processes constantly send interrupts which must be handled by one or more parent. BABY processes upon being created may frequently dump in /tmp requiring /tmp to be cleaned out frequently by one of the parent processes. The original AT&T version was provided without instructions regarding the created process, this remains in current implementations. SEE ALSO cigars(6) dump(5) cry(3) OTHER IMPLEMENTATIONS gnoops(1) FSF version of BABY where none of the authors will accept responsibility for anything. NOTES baby -sex F -name Samantha Lynn Garriques Completed successfully at the St. Joseph Medical Center on November 2, at 3:31 P.M. after about 20 hours of labour. New Mom Lisa is doing fine and will come home in about 2 days. More information can be gotten from Dad by e-mail or by calling the new baby hotline @931-XXXX. Celebrations can probably begin in about 18 years. Sun Release 4.1 Last change: Just when I got home from the hospital.