rasjani rasjani - 7 months ago 22
C++ Question

Portable way to "fork()" in Qt4 application?

Say, I need to run a bunch of code that is prone to crash so I need to run it on a different process. Typically I'd do it like this:

pid = fork();
if (pid == -1) {
std::cout << "Cant Spawn New Thread";
} else if (pid == 0) {
std::cout << "Im a child that will crash\n";
char *foo = (char *) 0xffff;
std::cout << foo;
} else {
std::cout << "PID: " << pid << "\n";
do {
std::cout << "Waiting for " << pid << " to finish .. \n";
pid_w = waitpid(pid,&status,0);
} while (pid_w == -1);

Obviously I can just use fork in my Qt4 application but I'm wondering if can I archive same functionality with any anything that Qt4 provides or any portable manner without resorting to having bunch of architecture

In any case, I'm targeting this app to have only
implementation but I'd still like to keep things as much close to "native" Qt API as possible.

I've tested
, and segfaulting in thread crashes the whole application obviously and it seems that
is only targetted to be used when spawning completely different executables. Any other alternatives ?

Answer Source

Windows flat-out doesn't have fork() in any publicly consumable way, so there's no Qt call to emulate it; you'll need to do something like start yourself with special command-line params or something.

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