Day: GNOME OS
Posted Aug 9, 2012 15:41 UTC (Thu) by arafel
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I think you might have misread the blog post:
This process opens every file we might use and then waits for commands from the main process. When it's time to make a new subprocess we ask the helper, which forks itself again as the new child. By virtue of always forking from the same initial process, we guarantee that we are always running the same code; even if the files we opened are replaced by a system update our handle on them is the handle for the previous file.
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