Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Just for the heck of it, I added some print statements to the code in forkexit.c in the Minix source. After recompiling, linking, creating a boot image and installing in the boot directory when I restarted the machine, all I could see was thousands and thousands of those messages I had introduced. After startup, no matter what I did the screen was littered with those messages. Which is natural since fork happens (one or more times) whenever you execute a command.